Jarred Holley, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound four-star Pennsylvania cornerback from Easton Area High School says he has basically narrowed down his choices to three schools: Pittsburgh, Virginia and Iowa - which lead solidly over Stanford and Penn State.
"I can't really say I have a favorite right now," Holley said. "Hopefully during the Christmas break my family and I will have a talk and go over all these schools and try to narrow it down more.
"Pittsburgh, Virginia and Iowa all came by my house last week and they've all been recruiting me the most."
The only official visit that Holley has taken was to Pittsburgh on Dec. 7. "The whole trip was great," he said. "The people are great and we had a fun time just hanging out. It was great to hang out with the players and see what college life is like. They really made me feel very comfortable and welcome. The coaches are really easy to be around too.
"I also really liked the stadium at Pittsburgh," he said. "It's huge and they share it with the Steelers, so everything is top-notch."
Holley, Scout.com's No. 15 cornerback, plans to visit both Virginia and Iowa in January, but hasn't set the actual dates yet. "I was at Virginia over the summer and really liked it," he said. "I'm just looking forward to taking my visit there and getting to meet all the coaches and players and see how I fit in.
"I also like the Iowa coaches a lot," he said. "They are all really nice and I think the program is heading in the right direction. They want me as a defensive back and see me making a big impact on their defense."
Holley says there's a small chances he may also visit Stanford in January, although he admits that the Cardinal aren't recruiting him very hard anymore and he also hasn't applied yet academically. "I still hear from them a little bit, not much," he said.
Another school that Holley used to have in his top five is Michigan, although he says the Wolverines haven't been recruiting him since coach Lloyd Carr's retirement.
He reports a 3.6 core GPA, but won't disclose his SAT results. "I met the requirements and am qualified," he said.