Holton Ahlers

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 230

Prospect Info

  • High School D H Conley
  • City Greenville, NC
  • Exp 2018 - ...

East Carolina Pirates

  • Jersey #12
  • Class SR

As a Prospect

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0.8755
  • Class 2018
  • Committed 1/30/2017
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Athletic Background

High SchooL: A four-year starter and team captain who led D.H. Conley to four consecutive playoff appearances and three conference titles … Closed prep career as one of the top statistical quarterbacks in North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) history, finishing as the state’s third all-time leading passer (11,198 yards) and second in total offense (14,784) … Also stood third in touchdowns responsible for (201) and pass TDs (145), while ranking fifth in pass completions (670) and sixth in pass attempts (1,157) … Additionally, rushed for 3,586 yards and recorded 56 ground scores … Suffered only 28 interceptions during entire career - an average of just one per 41 pass attempts … A three-year all-conference (first-team) selection and two-time conference player-of-the-year and team MVP pick … Twice named to the Greenville Daily Reflector’s First-Team All-Conference squad, while earning Raleigh News & Observer All-Metro Quarterback honors in 2016 and 2017 … As a senior under coach Nate Conner, helped lead the Vikings to an Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference title (6-0 record) and a third-round appearance in the state playoffs to earn Associated Press North Carolina Offensive Player-of-the-Year and First-Team All-State honors … Also selected as the Raleigh News & Observer Football Player-of-the-Year following senior campaign ... Accounted for 75 overall touchdowns in 2017, which was the second-highest single-season total in NCHSAA history, by throwing for 61 (fourth-best in the state record books) and rushing for 14 more … In all, completed 223-of-358 passes (62.3 percent) for 3,763 yards, while only getting picked off four times during senior campaign … Added 933 ground yards on the way to 4,696 yards of total offense … Reached the 300-yard passing mark six times in 13 contests with a season-high 464 vs. West Craven … Named the Pitt County Post Offensive Player-of-the-Year in 2017 … Invited to play in the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and earned MVP honors after leading North Carolina to a 55-24 win (156 yards on 11-of-18 passing, 32 rush yards on 12 carries) … An Associated Press All-State choice as a junior after racking up 5,414 total yards, which ranked fourth in the NCHSAA single-season annals … Also made a pair of sixth-place entries (66 TDs responsible for, 284 pass completions), one seventh-place standing (51 TD passes) and two eighth-place marks (460 pass attempts, 4,503 pass yards) … Was intercepted on just nine attempts … Rushed for 911 yards and 15 scores to complement aerial numbers … Established a state single-game total offense record with 618 yards during the Vikings’ 83-68 victory over C.B. Aycock, which bested his previous record of 581 set a week earlier (during a 77-67 loss to J.H. Rose) … Selected as the 252 ESPN Radio Player-of-the-Year … Passed for 2,457 yards and ran for another 1,142 as a sophomore to earn team MVP and all-county honors … Accounted for 42 total touchdowns in 2015 … Officially committed to ECU on Jan. 30, 2017 … Also recruited by Colorado State, Minnesota, NC State, West Virginia and a myriad of others … Rated a three-star prospect, was among the top 20 dual-threat quarterbacks nationally and the top-ranked signal-caller in the state according to multiple recruiting/scouting services … In addition to football (4), earned varsity letters in baseball (2) and basketball (2) … A two-time all-conference performer on the diamond.

Personal: Full name is Holton Maddux Ahlers … Son of Morgan and Jill Ahlers … Born at Greenville, N.C. … Has three older brothers … Enjoys fishing and playing all sports … Established numerous Greenville Little League records, including most single-season home runs at age 12 … Persevered through personal losses, which included grandmother, best friend and two teammates, during high school career … Earned ECU Dean’s List honors for classroom excellence (2018 spring semester) before actually participating in high school commencement exercises … Last name is pronounced AYE-lurrs.

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