Stephenson High School, which is known as one of the state’s top producers of college football talent, is sending its quarterback to Central Florida.
Justin Holman committed to UCF over Wake Forest, Marshall, South Alabama and Florida International.
What’s interesting is that Holman made his decision without first taking a visit to UCF’s campus.
“I heard it was a great area and a great school from my [high school] coaches, and one of my former teammates who plays down there,” Holman said.
“But the main reason was because of the UCF coaches, with how honest and genuine they were. They were honest and frank throughout the whole recruiting process. They were real, from the beginning. Honesty was key, and I appreciated it.
“I also know that Central Florida is going to the Big East in 2013, and that was a big thing for me. It’s an up-and-coming program.”
The 6-foot-4, 201-pounder is a dual-threat quarterback who was being recruited by most schools at the QB position. He got a looks from colleges last year when he made his debut as Stephenson’s starting quarterback.
Holman committed on Tuesday because he felt the timing was right. “I just wanted to go ahead and get it over before summer workouts. I need to be there so I can focus on team [chemistry]. I need to be there with my teammates, and not stressing out about recruiting.”
Holman said he also plans to graduate early and enroll at UCF in January.
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