Holland’s become a regular at Florida

Homecoming games are usually against teams of lesser talent but for Trinity Christian last week that wasn’t the case.

2015 linebacker Jeffery Holland (6-2, 226, Jacksonville, FL) and Trinity took on and beat previously undefeated IMG.

“It was great to win on homecoming and to beat one of the top running backs in the country in Bo Scarbrough,” Holland said. “He’s big and it’s tough to stop him. He remind me of Derrick Henry that played Yulee last year.”

Holland and the Trinity Christian defense held Scarbrough to less than 150 yards for the first time this year.

“We had to keep contain and gang tackle him,” Holland said. “Because he’s an overall good back and physical back that runs through a lot of tackles and will make you miss if you’re not careful.”

In the midst of a good football season for Holland, the 2015 star has become a frequent visitor to Gainesville.

“Florida vs. Tennessee was the last time I was at Florida,” Holland said. “I have been there over a dozen times. I had fun and I’m going to keep going to the games there. I love it  and they treat me like family when I’m there.”

Recently, Holland had an opportunity to sit down with several of Florida’s coaches and they talked about positions the junior linebacker would play if he choose the Gators.

“They want me at linebacker either the Mike, Will or the Buck position,” Holland said. “I don’t care where I play because I love the game of football and just want to be on the field.”

Florida seems to have the early edge for the Jacksonville star but Holland says he wants to take all of his visits.

“Ohio State, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina are all places I want to visit soon,” Holland said. “ I want to get up to Ohio State and experience a game there.”

Over the course of their recruitment, prospects often develop close bonds with other prospects. That’s certainly the case for Holland.

“Cece (Jefferson) is my boy we grew up together,” Holland said. “We talk about going to college together a lot and we are always visiting Florida together.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.