Holland commits to play football at the U.S. Military Academy
February 19, 2014
The son of a contracting specialist at Fort Carson, Colo., has committed to play football for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point during the Feb. 5 national signing day.
Isaiah Holland, son of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's Stella Juarez, is a 6-foot, 4-inch 330-pound offensive tackle from Colorado's Valor Christian High School. He was also heavily recruited by the University of Colorado, Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State, San Diego State and Wyoming.
"It is truly an honor for him to have this opportunity to receive such a great education and serve his country," said Juarez, who stands at only 5 foot 3 inches.
Juarez said her son's high school team featured a senior offensive line thought to be the largest in Colorado state history, averaging 295 pounds per player.
A release by academy officials on signing day expressed excitement for the 2014 recruiting class by new Army Coach Jeff Monken.
"While our recruits are not signing binding letters of intent, they will sign a certificate of commitment to attend West Point," he said. "We are thrilled to know that they have made a pledge to attend the United States Military Academy."