Holden favors two Big East programs

Holden favors two Big East programs

Will Holden, a two-star offensive lineman from Green Cove Springs (FL) Clay, visited a bunch of schools this summer. After that extensive tour, two Big East programs have risen to the top of Holden's list.

Will Holden, a two-star offensive lineman from Green Cove Springs (FL) Clay, visited a bunch of schools this summer. After that extensive tour, two Big East programs have risen to the top of Holden's list.

"Right now I really like Louisville and West Virginia out of all the visits I've taken," Holden said. "It's pretty close between Louisville and West Virginia. I like Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, but Louisville and West Virginia are the top two schools."

What stands out about the Cardinals and Mountaineers?

"I like the Big East and have always wanted to play up north, plus the atmosphere and fan base at both programs is amazing," said Holden. "I'm trying to keep up with the coaches and figure out which one fits the best."

Holden attended Louisville's summer camp in June, and was impressed with Charlie Strong's rising program.

"Coach Strong has an amazing coaching staff at Louisville," Holden said. "It seems like they all get along very well and Coach Strong is a great coach. I talked to him for a while about how he's going to turn Louisville's program around."

Holden maintains contact with two members of Strong's coaching staff, Ron Dugans and Dave Borbely. "I've been talking to Coach Dugans and Coach Borbely on Facebook," said Holden. "The last time I called them was before I visited West Virginia, which was about three weeks ago."

Holden, who holds offers from Iowa State, Wake Forest, Louisville, USF, West Virginia, and Southern Mississippi, plans to make a few official visits this fall before choosing a college. At this point, Holden doesn't have visits scheduled.

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