BUFORD, Ga. – Jeremiah Holloman wanted the ball more than he got it on Sunday. That’s understandable. It’s typical of any receiver. However, when Holloman was the chosen target at The Nike Opening Regional Camp, he made the best of it.
Holloman, a three-star receiver from Newton High School (Covington, Ga.), proved to be one of the more elusive receivers at the camp — impressive considering he’s bigger than many of his counterparts at 6-foot-2 and 191 pounds.
“I really got a chance to showcase a few of my skills,” he said. “People saw me doing drills and stuff and they were really impressed with what I could do because of how big I am. They saw how my footwork was and they were just really impressed.”
College recruiters have been indeed impressed with Holloman, who claims 26 scholarship offers and seems zoned in on the SEC.
Five of the conference’s top programs stand out for Holloman in particular: Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee. Here is what he thought of each:
South Carolina: “I really like the coaches there. “When I got there, I saw the stadium and it blew my mind. Getting to see all the facilities, it was just a great experience. Everyone I got a chance to meet, everyone was really relaxed. They were really cool and they’re looking to rebuild there.”
Alabama: “When we came and watched practice, it was up tempo. Everyone was really excited, coming off of winning a championship. Everyone was happy. They’re rolling right now.”
Auburn: “I feel like they really know how to utilize receivers like myself. I feel like they can really make me a great player.”
Georgia: “There’s a lot of Georgia fans (around me) but I’m not really pressured,” Holloman said. “Everyone has been wanting me to go to Georgia for a long time, but that’s not going to affect my decision. My decision is going to be for me.”
Tennessee: “Just a great staff,” Holloman said of Tennessee. “Everyone is nice and loose around me. You don’t have to put on a different type of shades just for the moment. I want to meet players and stuff to see how they feel about Tennessee. A great atmosphere while I’m there.”
It’s not just the atmosphere that Holloman loves about Tennessee. He said he’s as close to receiver coach Zach Azzanni as any recruiter he’s dealt with.
“I love him,” Holloman said. “He’s a great recruiter. Outside of just recruiting me for football, we talk on so many different levels. Football, we rarely talk about. We’re just like really good friends.”
Holloman said he’ll announce his decision close to National Signing Day in February in order to take his official visits this fall. Of course, being in the heart of Georgia, he’ll hear from plenty of Bulldog fans.