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Louisiana DE stays laid back

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Baton Rouge (La.) Redemptorist defensive end Jonathan Hollins started the recruiting process as a possible to five player in the Pelican State. Things have since cooled off somewhat, but is still considered one of the states best and recently picked up a new offer.
"Houston recently offered me a scholarship," Hollins said. "I already had offers from Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Southern Miss. LSU came by last month and has been sending me a ton of mail. Florida also called me and UCLA and Louisiana Tech came by one of my spring practices too."
The 6-foot-2.5, 226-pound Hollins runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. He has a 270-pound bench press and a 405-pound squat, as well as a 28-inch vertical jump.
"Right now my favorites would probably be close to the same," Hollins said. "LSU, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Texas Tech are definitely in there. Since Houston has offered I will look at them, but right now I don't see myself going there. I'm also looking at Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Clemson."
As a junior Hollins collected 58 tackles, five tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior en route to earning first team all-state, all-metro and all-district honors.
"I really don't want to go too far from home," Hollins said. "I am also interested in looking at the depth chart to see when I might play. I am going to look at the academic side of things and the environment around the school."
Hollins only has one camp on the slate for the summer at this point and will be camping at Baton Rouge on Saturday.
"I'm not in a hurry to make a decision," Hollins said. "I don't know exactly when I will make a decision, but I'm not going to commit to a place that I have not taken a visit to yet, I can tell you that."
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