Jeremiah Holloman annexed Monday into part of his weekend.
“This has been the best weekend I have ever had in my life hands down,” he told DawgNation on Monday night after what he described as a wonderful unofficial visit to UGA.
The three-star junior receiver didn’t want it to end and who could really blame him. Holloman visited Alabama on Friday, won five events and finished as the high point man at a track meet on Saturday and then had the prospect camp of just about anyone’s life on Sunday.
He’s picked up four (UGA, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina) SEC offers since his work at the MVP Camp at Lovejoy. UGA head coach Kirby Smart offered him personally Sunday night.
“He said he wanted to go ahead and let me know they wanted to offer me first on Sunday night because they knew that a bunch of other schools were about to jump out and offer me,” Holloman said. “He said he’s been waiting for me to come up to Georgia and that he was glad I finally could. He told me that I am a big and physical receiver who can make big plays and he was telling me how big of a playmaker I am.”
Hollomon then visited South Carolina on Monday morning, and UGA for several hours in the afternoon.
How did it go? The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder said it went so well that the thought of committing to UGA did enter his mind. But he stayed his course. When he de-committed from Michigan late last month, he made a promise to himself that he wouldn’t fire off the ball too early the next time he felt compelled to make such a decision.
It was a chance to take an unofficial visit to what Holloman verified was a dream school for him. He gave the visit a perfect “10,” and said the only feasible way it could have been any better would have been if he had the chance to interact with the current players on the team.
“Georgia has always been a school that I have looked up to,” he said. “When you are in the backyard playing in this state, you are dreaming about being able to play at Georgia. That’s just something that people around me always wanted to have that opportunity. That’s just a place where we feel like that’s really the capital of down-south football.”
The rising junior from Newton High in Covington, Ga., said he met every UGA coach. They all treated him like family and one graduate assistant told him his game reminded him of UGA legend A.J. Green. He was impressed with how laid-back receivers coach James Coley was and he even was stopped in the hallway by assistant Sam Pittman, and made sure he got the same big laughs that every recruit does when they get the chance to speak to Georgia’s offensive line coach.
“I feel really high on Georgia after this visit,” Hollomon said. “I really like Georgia.”
What did he learn? He knows enough that he’s 100 percent sure that UGA will get an official visit this fall before he enrolls early. He also placed Alabama and Tennessee in that top group for now.
He wasn’t ready to elevate any schools higher than that. He made sure to place UGA, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Ole Miss and South Carolina all into the same group as the top schools he in considering at this time.
That’s part of his deliberate process this time around.
“That Michigan experience taught me to be patient and not just go with what I am feeling for the moment until that moment passes,” Hollomon said.
Who could blame him for wanting his weekend to keep on going into Tuesday.
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Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.