In February, New England senior Cody Holt signed his letter of intent to play football with Black Hills State University.
By RACHEL BOCK
For The Herald
In February, New England senior Cody Holt signed his letter of intent to play football with Black Hills State University. Making the decision of where he was going to pursue his college football career next fall wasn’t an easy task for Holt, as he was being looked at by five other colleges. Holt chose Black Hills State because he especially liked the coaching staff and he also felt that the Spearfish area is a place that he would like to live, as the area has a lot of what he likes to do during his off time.
“I liked the coaches. Their head coach is a nice guy, as well as their offensive line coach who seemed like a really good guy as well,” Holt said. “I also feel like their weights program for the off season and during the regular season is in the top of their division.”
The 6-foot-8, 275 pound football standout will red shirt his first year at BHSU, focusing on adding more muscle to his already substantial frame. BHSU is looking at Holt to play the tackle position on the offensive line.
Holt played football in junior high and his freshman year of high school in Mertzon, Texas prior to moving to New England his sophomore year. Holt continued his high school career and has played football the last three years of high school for Dickinson Trinity. Holt played tackle for both the offensive and defensive line for Trinity.
Black Hills State University is a division two school in the RMAC Conference.