HAMPTON, Ga. — Jeremiah Holloman will be at UGA on Monday. The rising senior receiver from Newton High School has an appointment with receiver coach James Coley.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder will be fresh off a “Top Overall Performer” honor at the MVP Camp that took place on Sunday at Lovejoy High. Holloman was named the top camper out of a group that swelled to more than 420 campers.
The rising senior also got some great news late Sunday night after word of his performance at that camp trickled over to the UGA coaching staff. The MVP of Sunday’s MVP camp learned he had garnered an offer from UGA late Sunday night.
He’s currently rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 107 receiver nationally, but it was clear from his work on Sunday that those ratings will climb sooner rather than later. Holloman will visit South Carolina in the morning and then UGA in the afternoon.
What will that offer mean to him? He said on Sunday afternoon after the camp that UGA and Alabama were the two schools he hoped to work hard enough to earn offers from this spring.
“(Number) one Georgia and Alabama are both close to home in the South and two those schools also just play great football,” Holloman said, who also runs track at Newton.
Coley has been talking to him and hoping to build a relationship. He’s already learned that UGA plans to take “two or three” receivers in 2017. Lowndes standout Xavier Jenkins has already claimed one of those slots.
Holloman’s feelings were pretty clear about where UGA would stand once he got that offer.
“It would really mean a lot,” he said. “I have always looked up to Georgia football. I always felt like I could see myself playing there.”
He said after the MVP camp that he would take a “real hard look” at UGA if he got an offer. Holloman de-committed from Michigan on Feb. 12. He feels that experience has shown him not to make a hasty decision with his next decision.
“I’m going to wait until I am closer to Signing Day unless I feel I am real comfortable with another situation enough to commit to another school,” he said.
Holloman thinks Nick Saban “is a great person” and his reputation is why he’s also very interested in exploring his options with the Crimson Tide.
“He gets the best out of his players and that’s why Alabama is always playing great quality football,” he said.
The nearly 6-foot-3 target felt Ole Miss and Tennessee were recruiting him the hardest and noted those schools already treat him like “family.”
“Both programs are great,” Holloman said. “Both programs have great upside. I love Ole Miss and I love Tennessee.”
He plans to visit North Carolina, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee over the next few months. Holloman plans to study either business and sports marketing in college, but his Twitter handle already shows he’s got a clear head on his shoulders.
He goes by “Obey_Classics” on the social media site.
“To become a better person you have to learn from your predecessors,” he said. “I just broke it down to obey the classics basically.”
His vision of an ideal path to follow for any young receiver would be the one set by NFL legend Jerry Rice. Holloman appreciates the path Rice took to the NFL Hall of Fame and every one of those steps were shaped by discipline and extremely hard work.
“Just the level of high standards he had for himself on and off the field is absolutely phenomenal,” Holloman said.
Check out one of Holloman’s best one-on-one reps from Sunday’s MVP camp and his junior year highlights below:
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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.