Penn State Commitment - Joel Holler
OL Joel Holler
OL Joel Holler

Posted Jan 13, 2003


Lancaster (Pa.) McCaskey offensive lineman Joel Holler talks about his Penn State verbal commitment.

Last May, we evaluated Pennsylvania’s Joel Holler and as a junior, it was easy to see that Holler was a blue-chip offensive tackle that would play big time D-1 football.

Holler was offered several scholarships including one from Ohio State. The 6-foot-6, 330-pounder, eventually made a verbal commitment to Penn State and he shed some light on that decision.

“Well, I went to both Ohio State and Virginia Tech in November and I went to Penn State on December 6th,” Holler said.

“I was scheduled to go down to Miami the week after my Penn State visit but I didn’t feel the need to do that.

“Penn State was the best place for me. I can’t describe it. Everyone told me that I’d get a feeling of which school is the best for me and I got that feeling at Penn State.”

Does Holler feel that he’ll get the chance to play early in Happy Valley?

“I was told if I worked hard in the off-season and I pick up the system right away, there’s always a chance of playing early.

“Competition is a big part of college football and I’m going into fall practice with the mindset of competing for a job.” Holler said.

Joel Holler has a tremendous work ethic and we’ll be looking for him opening up holes for the next great running back at Penn State in the very near future.


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