Old Pop Warner Friend a Factor?

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 25, 2006
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


The Sun Devils are close enough so that my family and friends so that they can see me play," said linebacker D.J. Holt. "I've been talking a lot to Rodney Glass (tailback). We grew up together playing Pop Warner, he played for our rival team (Sherman Oaks Notre Dame). I won't get homesick because I'll have friends at Arizona State..."

Encino (Calif.) linebacker D.J. Holt (6-2, 235, 4.7), from Crespi Carmelite High School, slightly favors Arizona State and California over USC, Fresno State and Washington. All have offered except for USC.

"My official visit to Arizona State is on December 1," Holt said. "They have a great program and the coaches say I could get some early playing time. I certainly don't want to sit on the bench. The Sun Devils are close enough so that my family and friends so that they can see me play. I've been talking a lot to Rodney Glass (tailback). We grew up together playing Pop Warner, he played for our rival team (Sherman Oaks, Notre Dame). I won't get homesick because I'll have friends at Arizona State.

"I'm going to try and visit California the weekend after Arizona State. They were my favorite team growing up. I also feel that they have one of the best academic programs on the west coast.

"USC was my top pick," he said. "But I haven't heard from them in a while and there isn't an offer or an official visit in the works. I still get a lot of mail from them but it would help if they called to let me know if they are interested and if I could expect an offer. My coaches know a lot of the Trojan coaches. USC knows I want to attend and play for their school. An offer would put them back on top," said Scout.com's No. 13 weakside linebacker.

"Washington is recruiting me the hardest. Coach Chris Tormey (linebackers) says that I could probably start playing right away. I just don't know a lot about the school and think I might feel uncomfortable there. The Huskies are a good team, just not as great as Arizona State or California.

"I visit Fresno State on December 15. My coaches went to Fresno State and teach us a lot of the same plays and techniques. It seems like my coaches continue their traditions. My coaches love Fresno State and you'd think I'd want to go there, but I just happen to like Arizona State more. I don't really know why."

Final senior (6-5) stats: 72 tackles/12 sacks.

Chambers reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 1210 SAT score.



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