The 6’5”, 225 lbs tight end put up some crazy numbers during his time at Lehi High School, where he caught 97 passes for 1766 yards and 22 touchdowns during his senior year. For perspective, BYU had 13 receiving touchdowns in 2017.
Holker initially planned on serving a LDS mission right out of high school, but those plans will be put on hold hold for at least another year.
With the addition of Holker, tight end looks to be one of the deepest positions on offense. In addition to Matt Bushman, BYU has Joe Tukuafu, JJ Nwigwe and Moroni Laulu-Pututau who are all expected to contribute. Pututau has been out all of spring as he recovers from a lisfranc injury, and Tukuafu was having a nice spring before he broke his left hand; both players are expected back for fall camp.
With the addition of Holker, one would expect BYU to run a fair amount of two tight end sets. Hawaii transfer Dylan Collie will be added to the wide receiver mix, but wide receiver is still largely an unproven position. Bushman is BYU’s biggest receiving threat, and Holker will bring another playmaking tight end to the group.
Holker is a solid basketball player as well, as the Deseret News named him 4A Honorable Mention.
While BYU’s offense still has a lot to prove after last year’s lackluster (to put it kindly) season, Holker is another weapon that new offensive Jeff Grimes will have at his disposal.
You can watch Dallin’s senior year highlights below: