In Miami (Fla.) Southridge's 13-0 victory over Homestead (Fla.) on Thursday evening, the Spartans' defense dominated limiting Homestead to less than 100 offensive yards. Senior defensive end Desmond Hollin led the charge racking up three sacks, a pair of quarterback pressures, and multiple tackles on the evening.
"We played real good," Hollin said. "We came out with a team effort to get this 'W'."
On the season, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Hollin has racked up 10 sacks putting him amongst the top pass rushers in South Florida, statistically. After seeing limited playing time as a junior, he has emerged during the first half of his senior season.
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"Last year I didn't play that much so I just took it upon myself to work hard and be aggressive," Hollin said. "My hard work paid off."
Schools are starting to take notice of the South Florida defensive end.
"I am hearing from South Florida, Ole Miss, Memphis, Cincy, and a lot of others," Hollin said. "Nobody has offered me yet."
Hollin is optimistic that when his coach gets his senior film cut up and sent out, that colleges will begin to send offers in the mail.
"I am real confident that when schools see my film I will start to get some offers," Hollin said.
While he waits for offers to arrive, Hollin is trying to make sure he has everything in order to make it possible for him to move on to Division I football next season.
"I am working on getting my GPA up and I am taking the ACT on the 23rd (of October)," Hollin said. "I think when I get those things handled, it will help me get more attention from schools."
With hopes of landing numerous offers in the coming months, Hollin isn't being picky about the kind of school he wants to play for.
"I want to play for a good academic school, a school with a lot of history," Hollin said. "Basically I just want to have fun in college."
During the summer, Hollin was part of a group of South Florida players that visited more than a dozen major schools. During that tour, Hollin said he was impressed with Ole Miss and Tennessee the most.