Holt tacked on 61 tackles this season at the City College of San Francisco and coach George Rush including 32 solo tackles, the second-highest mark on the squad. He added 7.5 tackles for loss with 1.5 sacks as well as a forced fumble and an interception. Holt is rated as the No. 11 inside linebacker prospect among all junior college players by 247Sports.com. Holt played quarterback and linebacker at Seattle Prep for coach D.R. Clawson and was the Co-Defensive MVP of the Metro League Mountain Division in 2010, as well as first-team All-Metro as quarterback and linebacker. He was also named first-team 3A All-State by the Associated Press and is the son of current WKU defensive coordinator Nick Holt.