Deon Hollins Jr., a 6-foot1.5, 215-pound linebacker from Marsihall High in Texas was happy to report two new offers. This time they cane by of the Big 12 in Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
He had the chance to talk with OSU head coach Mike Gundy about that offer and the time with the coach on the phone was special.
“He actually offered about a week ago,” Hollins Jr., explained. “He was telling me that they were fired up with what they saw on film and that they are going after a lot of Houston guys.”
“The things I like about them is that they care about players a lot and he talked about that. They have been winning a lot the past couple of years and that stands out. We talked a lot of things but those are the things that stood out the most.”
In addition to the offers from OSU and KSU Hollins Jr. also holds offers form schools like Texas Tech, Nebraska, Washington, Arizona, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tulsa, Colorado and Duke.
At this early point in the game his favorites list is bound to change from day-to-day, but there are a few schools sticking out to him.
“Washington, Nebraska, Texas Tech are the ones that stand out right now,” said Hollins Jr., who also put Oklahoma State on that list of early faves.
He could see himself playing for a number of programs. He is not afraid to leave the state of Texas either and is looking forward to getting out to see some programs before the process concludes, but there is something that he is looking for in a school.
Because he is a talent that will likely be moving from one position to another he hopes to find a program that can find a true home for him in its defensive schemes.
“Scheme wise, I would like to come to college with a particular thing to do,” Hollins Jr. explained. “Location is not a going to be a factor at all. Scheme wise, I would like to have a plan laid out for how they are going to use me.”
This spring Hollins Jr. hopes to attend the National Underclassmen Combine and the Nike Football Training Camp. He has Junior Day trips scheduled to Texas Tech (Feb. 18) and Texas (Feb. 25). He would like to possibly try to make it to Oregon for the Spring Game.