FARMERVILLE, La. (BVM) — Exceptional athletes come through the high school ranks and enter the history books every so often. Union Parish’s Trey Holly did that this season when he became Louisiana’s all-time rushing leader.
At 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, Holly finds himself as the No. 16 ranked running back in the nation, according to 247Sports. But his love for football started at an early age with inspiration from his grandfather and his mother.
“I’ve been playing football since I was old enough to grab one,” Holly said.
Holly continued to improve his play, and when he reached eighth grade, he took his skills to the varsity level. He didn’t disappoint as he rushed for 849 yards and scored 10 touchdowns that season, according to MaxPreps.
Holly put himself on the map with his performances as an eighth grader. But heading into high school, he’d only amplify expectations for himself.
He rushed for a total of 4,237 yards in his first two prep seasons, living up to those expectations. He also crossed the goal line 65 times, validating the start of his impressive prep career.
Holly headed into his junior season, still hungry to prove that he could dominate on the gridiron. He showed his play on the field was for real and aimed to make history with his family’s love and support.
“Knowing that they have been behind me and supportive throughout this whole experience is a blessing,” Holly said.
His junior campaign saw him rush for 2,633 yards and score 33 TDs. Holly was 1,728 yards away from breaking Louisiana’s all-time rushing record held by Nick Brossette (8,708 rushing yards).
Holly continued his dominating ways into his senior season by breaking Brossette’s record in the Farmers’ fourth game of the season.
“It made me feel proud,” Holly said. “It’s an unexplainable feeling.”
"Coach I want the ball. Let me do it right here."
Louisiana's all time rushing king now resides in Farmerville. Congrats @DrippyTrey2! What a night in Union in Parish. @KNOE8 @TheonetheonlyAD @k104scoreboard @GeauxPrepsLA @LSUfootball pic.twitter.com/C6RtVhulPV
— Aaron Dietrich (@AaronsAces) September 24, 2022
Holly held multiple offers from DI colleges thanks to his play on the field. He had interest from Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, FSU, Oregon, USC and others. Holly ultimately decided to stay home and play for Brian Kelly and the LSU Tigers.
“They made me feel like I was already a part of the family,” Holly said. “They checked on me during my toughest times.”
1000% Committed LSU Nation I’m staying home💜💛 pic.twitter.com/BfARSWjKTW
— Trey Holly (@DrippyTrey2) May 15, 2022
Holly remains focused on the conclusion of his high school career, but Tiger fans should expect another hard worker and a great overall person to enter Baton Rouge.
“As a player, they should expect a determined, focused and eager player,” Holly said. “As a person, they can expect a down-to-earth young man.”
Many people have had a significant impact on Holly’s journey. He’s also done much to improve himself on and off the gridiron. But if there’s one thing Holly will remember as he continues his football career, it’s those who have been behind him for his whole life.
“It means a lot to me to know that I have so many people rooting for me, young and old,” Holly said. “They look up to me, and it means the world to me.”