I'm a bit late on this one but the Buffaloes landed a big addition this past Monday to the previously complete 2014 class when Highlands Ranch offensive tackle Isaiah Holland signed a financial aid agreement to attend the University of Colorado this fall. He had originally planned on attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point but was unable to enroll due to "unforeseen circumstances in the admissions process".
Holland's father was a defensive tackle under Bill McCartney from 1991-94. As a senior, he earned All-Colorado honors from both the Denver Post and Mile High Sports Magazine. He started all 28 games over the course of his junior and senior seasons and helped Valor Christian to a pair of 5A state championships, as he did not allow a quarterback sack and had several touchdown and downfield blocks to go along with numerous pancakes.
Offensive line is a huge area of need for the Buffs and Holland gives Gary Bernardi a talented young piece to work with. Just as important, Colorado now has another in-state kid coming to Boulder as Mike MacIntyre and staff continue to try and close off the borders of the state.
Welcome aboard, Isaiah!
Image courtesy of Buff Stampede
Position: Offensive tackle
Other Schools of Interest: Arizona State, Army, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington State, Wyoming
Status: Signed with Colorado