Four-star wide receiver/cornerback Jamere Holland (6-1, 175, 4.35) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft proved to everyone who watched the City Championship that he is one of the best players in the Golden of California. He could make an impact on either side of the ball for whatever school he ends up choosing.
Holland finished the season with 55 catches for 1,188 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns while averaging 21.6 yards per catch. He also scored three touchdowns on special teams and scored one rushing touchdown. Holland led Taft in scoring with 132 points.
Holland has set five visits. His first visit will be to Oregon on January 13th then he will travel to Arizona for a mid-week visit on January 18th. Right after his Arizona trip Holland will hop on a plane and visit Mississippi State on January 20th. On January 28th Holland will be in Seattle checking the University of Washington. His last visit will be to USC but the date isn't set yet. Most likely Holland's USC visit will be of the mid-week variety.
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At one time USC offered Holland as a cornerback, but now the Trojan brass has had a change of heart, and have offered him as a wide receiver.
"Everybody is even," Holland said. "I will make my decision after I take all of my trips."
"All five schools have offered me as a wide receiver and will allow me to run track," Holland said. "I'm looking for a school where I fit in and has a passing tradition."
Holland is a shutdown cover corner who gets in a receiver's pocket and stays there. He so good in coverage that the he covers are virtually taken out of game.
On offense, Holland is a game breaker. He has that burst that you can not teach and he's threat to score from anywhere on the field..
There is a good reason that Holland wants to run track. He was the state's 100-meter and 200-meter champ as a junior.
There are no at this time Olympic aspirations because football is the sport of choice.
Holland will play in the US Army All-American Bowl on January 7th.