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Although he still has two more years of high school football left before he heads to college, Baltimore (MD) St. Frances Academy 2020 wide receiver Traeshon Holden already holds several high-level Division 1 offers and recently picked up an offer from #5 Michigan State.
Spartan Nation caught up with Holden to talk about his new offer and the 6-foot-3, 193-pound standout said that he was excited to receive the offer from the Spartans and added that he found out one day after Michigan State defensive tackles coach Ron Burton visited him in school.
“Coach Burton, he was at our practice and he was talking to me and said he would get back to the offensive coordinator,” he said. “Then, the next day, they called my coach and they told him that they offered me.”
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In addition to his offer from Michigan State, Holden also holds offers from Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Temple.
Among the schools that stand out to him, Holden said he’s been impressed how Maryland, the program right in his own backyard, has been building over the past few years.
“I like how they’re building back up,” he said. “I like the whole process and how they’re building new things for their team to get better. I’ll be up there a lot.”
Another program not too far away from Holden is Pittsburgh, who Holden is also high on and said that what stood out to him the most about the Panthers is the fact that their practice facility is right next door to the practice field of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“What I like about that school is when you’re practicing, you look over and for me, I see an NFL receiver and I can learn from him,” he said. “I like that whole situation and I like the coaching staff as well.”
When it comes to the Spartans, Holden said that after speaking with Burton and receiving his offer, he would like to take a visit to Michigan State in the future to get a better feel for the school and program.
“I think he’s a cool coach,” he said. “He’s chill, the type of coach that I like. I want to take a visit to Michigan State and see how everything is up there.”
With Michigan State’s Elite Camp set to take place next month, Holden said that he’d like to try to make it up to East Lansing for the camp, but is still in the process of planning his summer schedule.
Holden, who already runs a 4.61 40-yard dash, said that while he feels his speed and ability to separate from defenders are strong suits of his, he still sees room for improvement in that area and hopes to improve on that 40-yard time heading into his junior season.
“My speed,” he said. “I feel I can get a little bit faster, into the low 4.5’s, maybe a 4.4.”
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