Houston Cy Falls receiver Roger Holland is a wanted man. Even with all the accomplishments on the field, the 5-foot-11, 178-pound receiver still has a hard time believing all the attention he's receiving.
"I've gotten a lot of people knocking on the door so to speak," Holland said with a chuckle. "I think we counted it up yesterday, and I've heard from 56 different Division-I schools, which is crazy to me.
"Some of the schools I've heard from and like are Arkansas, LSU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Florida State, Ohio State and Northwestern. There are just a ton of them, and I actually got an offer from Northwestern a couple days ago."
It was an offer Holland was pumped about for a number of different reasons.
"I know it's a great school and I'm learning more and more about them," he said. "I'm looking forward to going up there and seeing the campus. I want to go up there some time soon and just check it out. I know they run a spread offense and a kid from my district named Omar Conteh went there and I know him kind of well."
But Northwestern isn't the only team that's showing heavy interest.
"I feel like there are a few teams who might be close to offering me," he said. "I think after the spring practices end I will start to get more offers from schools. My coach keeps telling me he thinks I'll be getting a lot pretty soon.
"At this point I'm just waiting to see what happens and what doesn't. It feels like a big relief getting the first offer on the table. I like Northwestern a lot, but I probably won't commit too early in the process. I want to be able to weigh my options and check out the schools interesting in me and get to know them better."
Holland, who had 41 receptions for 620 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, knows what the perfect school will have.
"I think the school and its education and the overall atmosphere of the school are the most important things for me," he said. "I'm also going to look at the offense and how I fit into the system they run. It would be nice to go in and play, but if it's a school that would benefit me and the things I'm looking forward to doing then playing is not going to be the number one priority.
"I think I'll probably take a lot of visits to see what's out there. I will look at the different degrees at the schools and what I could get into. I want to find out which one would be the best situation for me athletically and academically."