While Tennessee has emerged as Jeremiah Holloman’s new front-runner, Auburn remains clearly in the mix.
The four-star wide receiver from Covington, Georgia, dubbed the Volunteers his leader following his unofficial visit to Knoxville over the weekend.
“I can’t speak for second or anything like that. I know Tennessee, right now, after recapping that visit … it was just something big,” Holloman told SEC Country. “But Auburn is definitely in my top group right now along with Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Mississippi State.”
Holloman’s stock has risen considerably in recent weeks. He’s picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Auburn, respectively. Simultaneously, Holloman has made several rounds on the recruiting trail.
His recent unofficial visit to Auburn marked the first time he’s met with receivers coach Kodi Burns. The two communicate ‘almost daily’ now, and Burns’ experience playing wide receiver for the Tigers from 2009-10, Holloman says, is intriguing.
Meeting Gus Malzahn for the first time was also important.
“He’s a great person, a great guy,” Holloman said of Malzahn. “I got the chance to talk to him. He’s really relaxed and he told me how they’ve been looking at me. He told me some of the aspects they could use me in their game.”
But as both sides continue to grow familiar with one another, Holloman plans to branch out. He’ll visit Florida and Miami sometime this week before checking in on LSU and Clemson over the weekend.
While Holloman won’t be in attendance for Auburn’s spring game on Saturday, he acknowledged that the gap between Volunteers and Tigers, among other schools, ‘could change at any time.’
His visit to The Plains two weeks ago was important first step.