Two Tide Coordinators Attend Top Prospect’s Spring Game
Both Alabama football offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and defensive coordinator Pete Golding are supposedly traveling to Zachary, La., to attend the class of 2023 quarterback Eli Holstein's spring game at Zachary High School, according to Bama Insider's senior recruiting analyst Andrew Bone.
Last season the Zachary Broncos went 15-0, won its district, and the 5A Louisiana State title. The four-star prospect went 204-of-313 for 3,228 yards, 30 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 2021. He also had 66 rushing attempts for 523 yards and 14 touchdowns, according to 247 Sports. He won the 2021 MaxPreps Louisiana Football Player of the Year, snagged a roster spot on the 2023 All-American Bowl, and will compete in the 2022 Elite 11 Finals in June of 2022.
The prospect ranks at No. 59 nationally, No. 5 pocket passing quarterback, and No. 4 in the state of La., according to ESPN 300.
"Solidly built with the requisite height/size for the position. Good tester with proven athleticism in a combine setting. Effective in the short-to-intermediate passing game thanks to plus velocity. Typically accurate and consistent to those levels. Not a true dual-threat QB but a functionally athletic runner when necessary. More of a pocket/pro-style QB by nature who shows occasional improvisational ability when required. Ball placement is a strength and shows in games and 7-on-7 competition," said 247 Sports Midlands region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks.
Alabama gave the junior an offer in June of 2021 and since then, Holstein has gone on an unofficial visit and attended Junior Day at The Capstone.
Alabama is one of 24 offers for Holstein. He has also received offers from Texas A&M, Auburn, Georgia, and LSU.