Miami made a move to shore up the defensive line today when 2019 DT Jalar Holley committed to the Canes.
The Buford (GA) native is a player who has emerged recently on the radar for Miami, and has quickly risen up the board. A strong showing at Paradise Camp this weekend validated that, and Miami made moves to get him to commit. Those have obviously paid of with today’s commitment.
At 6’2” 280lbs, Holley has good size for the interior defensive line. He’s maybe a touch shorter than listed, but that’s okay; he’ll still be able to be a solid player despite elite height. And, when you’re doing things like this, that’ll work.
Holley attends Buford (GA) HS; that’s the school at which new Miami DL coach Jess Simpson spent the better part of his legendary 20 years HSFB coaching career. Holley would have been in 9th grade during Simpson’s final year at Buford, but the coach’s connection to that program is a big reason why Miami has gotten involved in Holley’s recruitment. I’m sure that helped in getting his commitment, too.
Overall, Holley is the 17th commitment to Miami’s 2019 recruiting class. He is the 3rd DT, joining 3-stars Denzel Daxon and Jason Muñoz, and 5th DL, joining 3-star ends Cam Williams and Jahfari Harvey, as well.
To get a look at Holley on the field, check out his HUDL highlights below: