Latrobe’s Holler adds offer from West Virginia

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 10:27 PM


Two Power-5 scholarship offers in two days — from adversaries of the Backyard Brawl, nonetheless — helps tell the story of just how fast the college football recruiting game is coming at Trent Holler.

The Latrobe senior-to-be snagged an offer from West Virginia on Tuesday, a day after Pitt offered.

The the 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman admits the influx of high-level interest came as a surprise.

“It’s awesome — a great team extending an offer for me to play for them is just amazing,” Holler said of WVU. “I didn’t think (the offers) would be coming this fast.”

Holler, a center and defensive end, already had 15 offers on the table when Pitt contacted him. He attracted some attention over the weekend with a strong showing at Pitt’s prospect camp.

“I did really good so that got Pitt’s eye,” Holler said. “And I guess it was good enough for them to pull the trigger.”

He visited Pitt on Tuesday.

Holler’s other suitors include Connecticut, East Carolina, Ohio, Cincinnati, Delaware, Ball State, Elon and others. His father, Dick, played at Elon.

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