COVINGTON, Ga. – With a bye week this past Friday, wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has had a chance to reflect on his junior season thus far. With a 6-1 record, Holloman says the season has been going “great”, as is his recruitment since the talented wideout prospect picked up an offer from Minnesota on Wednesday.
“The team is doing good,” Holloman told Today’s U. “Colleges are starting to come around and we are just doing great.”
On a personal level, Holloman has improved his game and has racked up 429 yards and five touchdowns on just 17 receptions so far, numbers that help showcase his ability to leap over top of opposing defensive backfields.
“I’ve stepped up and actually had more playing time,” Holloman said. “I’ve been able to showcase my talents and my coaches are able to see what I can do with the ball and without the ball, and just be a great player.”
At 6-foot-4, 195-pounds, Holloman is a quick, explosive receiver who uses his strong physical frame as an advantage. In addition to his receiving exploits, he’s a sound blocker who finishes blocks in stout fashion.
“I’m a big wide receiver and a big target,” Holloman said. “I’m athletic, physical, sound on the routes and I’m a great team player. I never give up.”
At this point, Holloman sports offers from Arkansas State, UAB, UNLV, Georgia Southern, Presbyterian, Indiana, Minnesota and Troy. He discussed the recruiting process and how one specific game this season helped to springboard his profile.
“I missed the first couple of games,” Holloman said. “So, my first game back against Rome I had 145 yards, three touchdowns and one was the game-winner. Ever since then, I got six offers in two weeks after that game. It’s been great. I know the bigger schools will come in at the end of the season.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Holloman found out that the Minnesota Golden Gophers had extended his most recent scholarship offer, and the junior wide receiver shared his reaction to the news.
“I was happy,” Holloman said. “Really happy and excited. I talked with their recruiter, so it’s just a blessing for them to be able to offer me on the spot and that they believe in me.”
Living in Georgia, Holloman is admittedly not that knowledgeable about the Minnesota program, although the physical athlete looks to improve upon that aspect moving forward.
“I know the offered one of my teammates. They offered him today, DeAndre Huff. They offered him too, but I don’t know too much about the program. I will definitely be looking into it,” Holloman said.
So far this season, the wideout has taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Indiana, Georgia Southern, Troy and Auburn. Holloman picked up an offer from the Hoosiers on his visit, but the rising prospect broke down his trip to the Crimson Tide’s campus for Today’s U.
“When I got there, I talked to coach [Kirby] Smart,” Holloman said. “He’s a nice guy. He’s a blunt type of person. He’s real cool. I got to talk with a couple of their players and they told me how they enjoyed being down there and the campus life and all that. I went to the athletic building and talked to a few more coaches. Then I got to watch the game and got into the atmosphere with the ‘Roll Tide’ and all that stuff. It was a great place.”
Holloman doesn’t have any visits scheduled for this rest of the season yet, although he says a trip to Duke may be in the cards soon.