WSU Football Recruit Signings
Feb. 7, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. -- - Washington State University head football coach Mike Price announced Wednesday the following football recruits who have enrolled at WSU for spring semester, or have signed a national letter of intent to enroll at WSU.
Among the first players Price announced are two junior college transfers and one 2000 high school graduate now enrolled at WSU. All three will participate in spring football drills starting April 3. The transfers are defensive tackle Nate Mallory, who started for City College of San Francisco last fall during their 14-0 State championship season, and Adam Holiday, a walk-on place kicker and kickoff specialist from Moorpark College. Also enrolling this semester was Norvell Holmes, a defensive tackle from Bellflower, Calif., who signed with WSU a year ago, then delayed his enrollment until January.
(Please note this list will be updated hourly throughout the day Wednesday, February 7, 2001.
NAME (3) POS HGT WGT YR HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE)
Holiday, Adam PK 6-3 230 Jr. Newbury Park, Calif. (Santa Paula/Moorpark College)
Holmes, Norvell DT 6-3 285 Fr. Bellflower, Calif. (St. John Bosco)
Mallory, Nate DT 6-3 235 Jr. Kent, Wash. (Kentridge/San Francisco CC)
NAME (0) POS HGT WGT YR HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
1. ADAM HOLIDAY PK 6-3 230 JR NEWBURY PARK, CALIF.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Paula High in June, 1999...during prep career earned varsity letters in soccer (3), volleyball (2), football (1) and track (1)...captained all four teams...as a FRESHMAN attended Camarillo High and played JV soccer...transferred to Newbury Park High for his SOPHOMORE year, playing varsity soccer...scored 20 goals in Miramonte League competition...also played JV football as a defensive end and receiver...attended Santa Paula High for two years...as a JUNIOR scored 22 goals as soccer team reached State semi-finals...also played volleyball...SENIOR year received all-league first team honors in football as a tight end and punter...team made it to the CIF playoffs...selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game...in soccer named the Tri-Valley Player of the Year while earning all-league honors as a forward...league's most valuable offensive player...team was 32-3-1 overall and 12-0 in league play...team reached the CIF semi-finals...earned MVP honors and received the Cobra Award in volleyball...anchored 4x100 relay team to the league title...also competed in the league meet in the long jump and high jump, finishing second in the latter at 6-6.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Moorpark Junior College, earning two letters in football...as a FRESHMAN (1999-2000) was used as a kickoff specialist...19 of his kickoffs went into the endzone...during SOPHOMORE (fall 2000) season averaged eight yards deep into the endzone and was credited with 29 touchbacks (80 percent touchback average)...several of his kickoffs went through the goal post uprights.
WSU CAREER: Enrolled at WSU in January, 2001 as a non-scholarship athlete...will participate in spring drills.
PERSONAL: .Adam Holiday...born 4-26-81 at Tustin, Calif....parents Leon Holiday and Mary Jo Fischer...three younger brothers, Justin, Coby and Neah...mother played tennis and field hockey at Berea College in Kentucky...an aunt Carol Weheisit did her undergraduate studies at WSU while her husband Ralph Weheisit taught criminal justice classes at WSU...enjoys surfing, dancing, golfing and going to the movies...as a high school senior received the Army's scholar-athlete All-America awards in both football and soccer while finishing with a 3.47 prep GPA......attended the Olympic Development Program for soccer for two years...will pursue a pre-law and political science degree.
2. HOLMES, NORVELL DT 6-3 285 FR BELLFLOWER, CALIF.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. John Bosco High, graduating in June 2000...coached in football by Kiki Mendoza...captain of team senior year...also played basketball as a freshman...as a SOPHOMORE was team's defensive rookie of the year...named to the All-Del Rey League second team...during JUNIOR year was a first team all-Del Rey League pick on defense and won the team's award as the Iron Man (2-way player)...also won the team's strength award...SENIOR year had 47 tackles in 10 games, made two sacks, picked off one pass and recovered two fumbles...named to the All-Serra League first team...the Braves' co-MVP winner...picked to the All-Far West teams by Prep Star Magazine and Super Prep Magazine.
WSU CAREER: Enrolled at WSU in January, 2001 and will participate in spring drills.
PERSONAL: Norvell Holmes...born 12-18-81...mother Claudia Holmes...father deceased...one brother Kenny...looking at a business management or computer technology major at WSU...first signed with WSU in February 2000, did not enroll in August, as originally planned.
3. MALLORY, NATE DT 6-3 235 JR KENT, WASH.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kentridge High in 1997...coached by Marty Osborn, earning three letters each in football, basketball and baseball...SOPHOMORE year baseball team advanced to state playoffs...SENIOR year football team was 10-1 before getting knocked out of the state playoffs...first team All-South Puget Sound League as a defensive end...selected a Northwest Nugget by the Tacoma News Tribune...a 'Red Chip' pick by the Seattle Times and an All-Northwest selection by Super Prep Magazine...also named to the All-West team by Prep Star Magazine.
WSU CAREER: As a FRESHMAN (1997-98): Redshirt season...earned two defensive scout team awards the week of the Washington and Illinois games.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: After leaving WSU, did not attend school in the fall of 1998...then attended Bellevue Community College for two semesters, spring and fall of 1999...in the spring of 2000 as a RS-JUNIOR enrolled at City College of San Francisco...in the fall was a starting defensive tackle for head coach George Rush's Rams...team finished 14-0 and won the California State JC Championship, defeating Bakersfield College 31-13 in the title game.
WSU CAREER: Returned to WSU in January, 2001, and will participate in spring drills.
PERSONAL: Nathan Kent Mallory...born 09/22/78 in Renton, Wash....parents Robert and Beverly Mallory...two brothers Scott and Rick...Rick played offensive guard at Washington and later was the Husky tight end coach for Jim Lambright...sisters Judy and Amy...likes to hang out with friends...enjoys camping...will pursue a degree in sports psychology.