Julius Holder: Stetson
Most college freshman want to hit the field as soon as possible. Not Julius Holder.
He knows that without a doubt he will be redshirted next season. But that’s fine with him because so will all of his teammates. Holder, who played linebacker at the Lovett School, is part of the first recruiting program for the rebirth of the football program at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.
While he had offers from established Division I-AA programs such as Valparaiso, Colgate and Dayton, Holder chose to be part of history with the Hatters.
“They have my exact major, digital arts,” said Holder, who wants to be a video game designer. “Other schools have computer science, but this major is exactly what I want to do.”
Holder said the redshirt year will actually be a blessing for him and his teammates.
“We get to get in the weight room and get bigger and stronger and faster, and we get to focus on our studies more,” he said. “We’ll hit the field as sophomores [in 2013] and by the time we’re juniors and seniors, we’ll be ready to dominate.”
- S. Thomas Coleman