In the past 24 hours, wide receiver Jeremiah Hollomon picked up offers from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Those rolled in after he won an MVP award at an Atlanta camp where he dominated opposing defensive backs.
Hollomon, a three-star talent from Newton High School (Covington, Ga.), told SEC Country that Alabama is now one of his top schools.
“I have always loved Alabama. I feel like Alabama gets the best out of you,” Hollomon said. “They have a great football team and it’s a great academic school. It’s also close to home.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder visited Alabama Friday for the start of spring practice, but he left campus with no scholarship offer. The coaches told him at the time that they needed to see some more film before offering him.
Once they got the film from Sunday’s camp, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt texted Hollomon’s coach to let him know that the reigning national champions were ready to offer him
Holloman still can’t believe it.
“It’s crazy. Alabama is the mecca of football,” Hollomon said. “I feel like I still have a lot of work that needs to be done, but knowing that I have the ability to play at Alabama is just crazy.”
The Newton receiver wants to be clear about one thing, though. After receiving an offer from his home-state Bulldogs, he felt that many people will automatically assume he’s going to stay in Georgia. That’s not necessarily the case.
“A lot of people are thinking that just because Georgia offered me that I’m just going to commit to them,” Holloman said. “Actually, I am considering every school that has offered me, and I’m keeping all of my options open.”
Hollomon said he’s planning on committing closer to National Signing Day in February.
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Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.