Posted: 5:13 pm Thursday, November 14th, 2013

King’s Academy RB James Holland verbally commits to Colgate 

By Anthony Chiang

James Holland verbally committed to Colgate on Thursday. The 2014 King’s Academy running back made it official with an announcement on Twitter.

“Verbally committed to Colgate,” Holland tweeted.

The 5-foot-7, 190-pound senior chose Colgate over schools like Marist, Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina. After missing the Lions’ first two games this season with an ankle injury, Holland is averaging more than eight yards per carry this year.

“It’s a good academic school and I like the coaches a lot,” Holland said of Colgate. “It seems that they have plans for me to be a big part of the offense, and they are offering me a full scholarship. My goal growing up was to not have my parents pay for my college.”