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Three-star ready for Stanford

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Alijah Holder took his official visit to Stanford this past weekend - and got great news.
The Oceanside, Calif., three-star prospect was told he was academically qualified and it further locked in his commitment which he made in June.
"That's huge," Holder said.
"Coach (David) Shaw pulled me and my parents aside and told us personally. My mom started pulling out her phone and taking pictures out of joy. It was funny."
The entire weekend seemed enjoyable to Holder, who said he didn't know many of the other prospects but once they started interacting things went well quickly.
A lot of prospects at Stanford this past weekend raved about the laser tag outing - and Holder was one of them.
"I had a lot of fun with the recruits," Holder said. "A lot of us didn't know each other before the visit but once we met up it clicked really quickly especially when we had this laser tag event. It was a lot of fun.
"We teamed up with the coaches against these other kids and it was pretty fun doing that."
The academic side of things was also a crucial part of Holder's visit.
"There were a lot of cool academic things going on, too," Holder said. "We met up with the academic advisors, we met professors, we talked with them about what they teach and the requirements so there were a lot of interesting things we did."
Holder said he could accompany his twin brother, Mikah, on some visits this month but he's locked up with Stanford and doesn't plan to go anywhere else.
"I'm straight right now," he said. "The only thing I'd take a visit to be with my brother but I'm not going anyplace else."
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