July 3, 2008

Holliday breaks down recruitment

Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita wide receiverJ.J. Holliday is one of the fastest and most productive players in Arizona for the class of 2009.

Holliday is coming off an impressive junior season in which he totaled 1,257 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns.

Those numbers have gotten the attention of many of the schools in the region and right now Holliday is holding three offers.

"I have been offered by Utah, Wyoming and Colorado State," Holliday said. "I have been hearing from San Diego State, they should be offering soon. I also have been hearing from ASU, UNLV, Colorado and hearing from UA a little bit."

The 6-foot 165 pounder grew up in Tucson but the Wildcats are not his top choice at the moment.

"I am a UofA fan but that is because I grew up down in Tucson," Holliday said. "My favorite would probably Utah though because they offered me first."

An honorable mention all-state and first-team all-region performer last year, Holliday said he had no set plans to attend any additional camps or make any unofficial visits. His focus lies with Santa Rita and the 2008 season.

"We have started our summer workouts," Holliday said. "We look really good, we are at a different level already from where we where last year so we could go all the way this year."

Holliday, who has been known to line up at cornerback in key situations, also runs track and sports a time of 4.41 seconds in the 40 yard dash. So it should not be a surprise which attributes he considers strengths.

"My speed and quickness and the fact that I go all out for every pass," Holliday said. "My goal for next season is to have 2,000 yards receiving and score 30 touchdowns."

With three offers on the table and some more potentially on the horizon, Holliday said he plans to continue to let his recruitment play out.

"Right now I am going to wait and see," Holliday said. "I want to see which schools have offered and then I will decide where I am going to officially visit. Academics are important and I want to see how the team looks, if they are an improving program."

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