As things stand right now, Jeffery Holland is not a 5-star prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings. However, he very well should be.
Holland, who is from Florida, is one of the most athletic defensive players in the country. The 6'2", 230-pounder can run like a deer, plus he has good strength. Holland plays for Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, where he usually stands up as a 3-4 'backer.
He plays with good instincts, evidenced by his ability to quickly locate the ball after the snap. Holland delivers a good pop to blockers who challenge him, and he separates quickly to get clean. His speed and athleticism help him in pursuit, where he routinely shows off his impressive range.
Holland has natural pass-rushing skills, as he can convert speed to power well when challenging an offensive tackle. He needs to develop more moves to fill out his pass-rushing arsenal, but his explosiveness and ability to surge to finish make him lethal.
Holland must improve his pass-coverage awareness and anticipation. He has the athletic ability to play man coverage and buzz into zone coverage, but getting a better feel for routes at junctions is something he needs to improve upon.
This is a rare 'backer who can play just about any linebacker position in any scheme.