Player Primer: Jaleel Holloway

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Sitting on 0 offers, Crete-Monee’s 2018 DT/DE caught me up on his recruiting. We talked putting in extra work in the offseason, FBS schools showing serious interest in him and his upcoming visits.

You can find Jaleel on Twitter @JHolloway__.

Jaleel Holloway

Defensive Tackle/Defensive End
Crete, IL
Ht: 6’0″
Wt: 245 lbs
Class: 2018

Commitment status: Undecided

LPI: Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?

JH: What I’m doing to get my game to the next level is I have workouts everyday with my teammates and my coaches working on bringing our benching and squatting up. Also I have work outs with my personal trainer Saturdays and Sunday. On Sunday evenings, myself and a couple of my teammates get together work on our technique.

LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I think you definitely have what it takes to play at the next level. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?

JH: My ability to get off the ball very quickly sets me apart the most. Also, my motor on the field is nonstop until the whistle is blown. I also have the ability to take on blocks and keep my gap.

LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?

JH: The University of Syracuse has shown the most interest in me. Also, the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois and Purdue University.

LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?

JH: I plan on visiting Syracuse and hopefully many more schools in the future.

LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?

JH: I demonstrate leadership on the field by studying my opponent’s film so on the field I will be able to know what’s going on and what play to call for our defense when the time comes. Also, when bad things happen to my teammates I pick them up and help them out.When things get out of hand I keep my composure and keep my head up.

LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?


Deion Harry – He’s tall and can get off the ball fast and has a very high motor.

Sammie Williams – Big guy, but very athletic for his size and is good with his hands.

Joshua Tomas – Has one of the best set of hands a person can have and goes hard every play.

Tyler Mays – Very speedy. One of the fastest guys I know and runs very good routes.

Da’tuan Carter – North and south runner. Very hard to take down at first contact.

Xavier Ledet – He has top end speed and is very hard to tackle in open space.

Jaylin Howel – Stays very low to the ground and keeps his feet moving when blocking.