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One big offer after another for Holley

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No player has been hotter than Thomas Holley. The defensive tackle from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln has blowing up lately, picking up offers from some heavy hitters, and it doesn't look like it is going to slow down any time soon.
"Thursday and Friday were just huge," said the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Holley. "On Thursday I got offers from Ole Miss, Baylor and Notre Dame.
"Friday I was in my coach's office and we were trying to reach Coach Cristobal because they were trying to reach me for a while but I couldn't get him on the phone," he said. "Then we called the coaches from Clemson and they offered me. We talked about what the program is all about and their academics.
"While I was on the phone with Clemson, Coach Cristobal called me back," Holley said. "When I finished with Clemson, I called Coach Cristobal back and talked to him and Coach Saban and they offered me a scholarship.
"For me to get an offer from Alabama is huge," he said. "This just means I have to work even harder to get better and better so that when make my decision, the coaches don't regret it."
Not even Holley has a clue of which school will be calling next.
"I have no idea which school will be next," Holley laughed. "Alabama was definitely a big surprise and I'm just thankful for it. I'm just waiting for the phone call. It has been an amazing past couple of days."
With everything happening so quickly now, Holley has barely had time to think about his offseason plans.
"I'm definitely going to be doing a lot of traveling during the spring and summer," he explained. "I'm not going to do much basketball this summer. I know what schools I'm trying to see but I don't know what time period it is going to be yet. I'm definitely going to try to visit Alabama, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Syracuse and probably Baylor."
Holley also has offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and Penn State.
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