When it comes to well-known West Coast prospects in the Class of 2016 selected to play in this year’s Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, Justin Holt from Salpointe Catholic (AZ) is one of the biggest names on his side of the country.
Accordingly, the 6-foot-2 and 300-plus pound defensive lineman and Arizona commit was recognized this past weekend as one of the best in the business on the whole prep circuit during the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour.
In the very near future, of course, Holt will line up for the West vs. East on Dec. 20 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. The game is one of three located in an NFL facility.
“Holt can be the big man in the middle, or move to the outside, and make things happen on the line,” said NFL veteran and Blue-Grey All-American Bowl coach Mark McMillian.
“He’s a difference-maker, a guy that you want on your side, not someone to coach against in a game like this. He’ll be playing on Saturdays in college very soon. But first, everyone around the nation will see him in the upcoming Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.”
After Holt & Co. compete for bragging rights, a showdown between South vs. North takes place on Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium. The finale is Blue vs. Grey on Jan. 16 at Jacksonville Jaguars’ Everbank Field.
Holt gave Arizona a pledge back in early March. Prior to the decision, however, he received plenty of interest from other nearby schools. Pac-12 Conference programs such as Cal and Colorado were also in contact with him. USC was in the mix, as well.
Before moving to the next level, Wilson still has some unfinished business. Specifically speaking, with the reputation he’s built on the West Coast, the plan appears to be for him to prove himself on national level during the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.