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BREAKING: 4-star Louisiana RB Trey Holly commits to LSU

Billy Embody05/15/22
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2023 4-star RB Trey Holly. (On3)

2023 Farmerville (La.) Union Parish running back Trey Holly committed to LSU after his latest visit to Baton Rouge for the Spring Game, he announced. The four-star prospect announced his commitment to LSU over offers from Oregon, South Carolina, USC and others.

According to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies, Holly ranked as the No. 199 overall prospect in the country, No. 8 running back in the nation and No. 14 prospect in Louisiana.

Trey Holly was named the Louisiana Class 3A offensive player of the year in both 2020 and 2021. In 2021, he tallied 2,815 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns on 320 carries. Holly also claimed Most Outstanding Player honors in the Class 3A State Championship Game after totaling 265 yards and two scores.

“My goal this year is I wanna get bigger faster and stronger,” Holly told On3. “I wanna break the Louisiana rushing record. I need like 874 yards and I’ll break it.”

“Trey is a special talent,” Union Parish coach Joe Spatafora added. “He’s got the heart to go along with that ability. He’s already a leader.” 

In four varsity seasons at Union Parish, Holly has amassed 6,980 yards and 98 touchdowns on just 774 carries. He has also added 742 receiving yards and six more scores through the air. He was voted theMost Outstanding Player for in Louisiana 3A state championship game this past season while leading his team to its second straight runner-up finish.

Trey Holly is commitment No. 5 for LSU in 2023

Holly joins four-star Vivian (La.) North Caddo wide receiver Omarion Miller, four-star Saint Louis (Mo.) DeSmet tight end Mac Markway, four-star Denton (Tex.) Guyer safety Ryan Yaites and four-star Loganville (Ga.) Grayson safety Michael Daugherty in the 2023 recruiting class for LSU.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a program and LSU head coach Brian Kelly hasn’t shied away from recruiting in the SEC. He’s looking for every piece of extra ammunition he can get, including his home.

Kelly recently purchased a house so close to LSU’s campus that the staff can legally host recruits at his home. That was a key part in the housing search, which he was pleased with, he told reporters on Thursday after practice.

“It’s beautiful. There were a lot of things that went into that. We wanted proximity. It’s less than a mile from campus, which allows us to entertain unofficial visitors,” Kelly said in his post practice press conference. “That was huge for us because we want to use it as a place to entertain. That was important. We wanted to be close. I think that those were probably the two main factors.”