Army head coach Rich Ellerson welcomed the newest members of the Black Knights' football program into the fold on Monday as he announced his club's 2010 recruiting class.
About Holland: Another member of talented Army sophomore class ... will compete for time in Army slotback rotation ... could also be utilized on special teams.
2010: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Lettered four times each in football and track & field at Oliver M. Hazen High School ... played running back, linebacker and defensive back during scholastic career ... gridiron captain twice ... all-conference running back as senior ... also hearned honorable mention all-league honors at linebacker ... second-team all-conference choice at running back and defensive back after junior season ... all-league honorable mention at running back after sophomore campaign ... named National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... helped team to first playoff appearance in more than a decade in final season ... competed in hurdles and sprints on track ... finished third in state in 110-meter hurdles in 2010 ... won 110-meter hurdles district crown ... part of 4x100-meter relay team that finished among top eight in state in 2010 ... won Seamount League title hurdle event in 2008 ... helped team to 2008 and 2009 conference titles ... also played one year of varsity basketball ...earned team's Most Improved Award.
Personal: Born April 6, 1992 ... given name is James Edward Holland ... father's name is James Holland ... mother's name is Wilma Marquez ... both parents served in U.S. Army ... father achieved rank of staff sergeant ... mother completed service with rank of sergeant first class ... two aunts, Amy Bagley and Suyapa Fields, and one uncle, Peter Bagley, also served in U.S. Army ... uncle, Jose Marquez, served in U.S. Marine Corps and currently works for Federal Bureau of Investigation ... James enjoys cooking ... major is undeclared.