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"I can't let you leave."

Those were the words LSU football coach Brian Kelly delivered to Union Parish High School (Louisiana) running back Trey Holly during a recent unofficial visit to campus.

And for good reason.

The 5-foot-8, 195-pound ball-carrier started playing varsity in the eighth grade and has already amassed a staggering 7,829 yards and 108 touchdowns.

Holly's goal for his senior season? 3,000 yards, 50 touchdowns and a state title.

Rated the nation's No. 2 all-purpose back, the Louisiana product's favorite playmaker is former LSU star Clyde Edwards-Helaire and he recently admitted the pull to LSU will be significant - even though he said he's open to other schools.

"Don’t get me wrong, LSU is going to have a big shot," he said. "I’d get to play in front of 100,000 people - my friends, my family can see me play. They have a big shot.” 

How big?

Prediction: Holly to LSU 

Kelly has made Holly a priority, and he's an in-state back who is enamored with the program's running back tradition and the opportunity to play in front of friends and family.

Sure, a lot of other programs are going to make a run at him.

But "Holly to LSU" feels about as inevitable as the dynamic playmaker reaching the end zone a few times every Friday night.