UGA already has five wide receiver recruits, but Grant Holloway has been assured that no matter how many the Bulldogs take at the position, his spot is safe.
Recent reports suggest that the receiver is leaning toward choosing the Bulldogs over the Florida Gators, which is the other school in his final two, but he wants everyone to know that he is truly split on his decision.
“I think that’s just the media’s job to predict that kind of stuff,” Holloway told SEC Country. “I’m still stuck between Florida and Georgia. I could have my decision tomorrow, next week, maybe even a month from now. I’m looking at the small things right now. I will let the media do their job. They may say my (247Sports.com’s) Crystal Ball is 100 percent to Georgia, but I really don’t take a side with that stuff. I’m just focusing on me.”
Holloway, a 3-star wide receiver from Grassfield High School (Chesapeake, Va.), is an interesting prospect because he is likely going to play two sports when he gets to college. Not only is he a baller on the field, but he’s also an elite track star.
The opportunity to participate in both sports is one of the main reasons why the rival schools are his two finalists.
“I am looking for a school with a good track program and a good football program,” Holloway said. “I believe that I can do both sports. I also want to make sure that both schools offer my major and give me an opportunity for a very good education. I want to make sure my degree means something when I graduate. I want to be a recruiting coordinator and help kids get through what I am going through right now.”
That’s right. The recruit wants to be a recruiting coordinator for his future career. When you talk with Holloway, you can tell that he is truly passionate about helping others.
“I know how stressful this process can be with a bunch of interviews every other day or talking to coaches every day,” he said. “I just want to help kids and tell them about my experiences to let them know that I understand what they are going through.”
UGA’s scholarship offers to Holloway as both a football player and a track athlete may be the difference maker in his recruitment because he isn’t 100 percent sure if his Gators’ football offer would be accepted.
“I believe it will be a committable offer,” Holloway said. “I didn’t get left out of the picture, but in a sense, you can say I did, but I know I didn’t. I talked with Coach (Jim McElwain) and (track) Coach (Mike) Holloway. Coach Holloway wants me for track. I can just go on a track scholarship and walk on (the football team).” (Note: Per NCAA rules, Holloway would have to give up his track scholarship if he joined the football team as a walk-on)
Holloway will major in sports management at his school of choice and plans on graduating from college with a master’s degree.