Texas Longhorns add Lou Holtz's grandson as preferred walk-on

By Marian Hinton

Football runs in the Holtz family.

As we all know, Lou Holtz spent most of his collegiate football career coaching at Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina, and is now an analyst for EPSN.

His son Skip Holtz is currently the head-coach of the University of South Florida.

Now, Skip’s son and Lou’s grandson, Trey Holtz, will be forging his own path in college football as  preferred walk-on for The University of Texas Longhorns.

The 6’1″, 180 lb. quarterback out of Tampa chose the Longhorns over his father’s school, USF.

“It’s one of my dreams to play college football, and I’d like to coach when I get older,” he told a Florida newspaper. “They say it’s in my bloodlines, but it’s what I want to do. Texas is a great program, and I really can’t wait.”

Historically, Texas coach Mack Brown has always valued having a coach’s son on his teams.

Though the Longhorns are still struggling to find a consistent starting quarterback, it is expected that David Ash will lead the Horns this fall with Case McCoy backing him up. Both quarterbacks struggled last season, though to be fair Ash was a true freshman and McCoy a true sophomore. Texas also adds incoming freshmen Connor Brewer and Jalen Overstreet in the fall, so though it is a long shot that Holtz will ever take the field as a quarterback at Texas, anything is possible, I suppose.

He knows, however, that his best chance at playing time for the Horns will be as a member of the special teams squad. Last season, he was the kick-holder and the rugby-style punter for his state championship team.

Good thing, because Texas is well-known for their rugby kicks, and last year’s punter and place kicker, Justin Tucker, graduated.

Who knows if Trey Holtz will ever see the field or not-it’s certainly a long shot-but he is ready for the challenge.

“If there’s any way to get on the field, I’m going to take the path and try to earn it.”

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