It is time.
UGA priority receiver target Grant Holloway told DawgNation he’s ready to make his college commitment. He’ll announce his college choice at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Grassfield High School in Virginia.
That’s also his 18th birthday, but that’s not why the national track champion in the hurdles feels ready to choose between the right to run track and play football at UGA and also run track at football with the potential to walk onto the football team.
“I have that gut feeling,” Holloway told DawgNation. “God told me that Sunday morning after church. It is is the right feeling, though.”
Holloway has been rated as a 3- or 4-star prospect in most recruiting circles, but he’s devoted more time to track than showing up at prospect camps to elevate his ranking. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has won a national title in the hurdles. He’s a rare athlete that can soar 25 feet in the long jump, elevate seven feet in the high jump and produce a laser 4.3 time in the 40-yard dash.
He also makes ridiculous plays between the lines. Holloway took his official visit back in September for the South Carolina game. It went well.
“Everything was absolutely amazing,” Holloway told the DawgNation. “I am still stunned thinking about it all right now.”
He said the visit to Athens was all he thought it would be “and even more.”
“I couldn’t have (imagined) the visit going any better,” Holloway said. “But at the same time I am just trying to control all my emotions and have fun.”
Holloway’s family joined him. Both of his parents are from Atlanta. His father, Stan Holloway, attended McNair High and Morehouse College. His mother attended Booker T. Washington and Clark Atlanta University.
His parents said the visit set up like a reunion. Holloway also enjoyed the chance to visit with his godfather. He also made the trip to UGA this weekend.
“We are proud and pleased that the University of Georgia is recruiting our son,” Stan Holloway told DawgNation.com.
UGA needs receivers in this class. There’s no question about that. Holloway has said UGA has done a great job of making him feel “wanted and needed” at receiver for quite some time now.
“I can’t wait to see what my future holds,” Holloway said.
If he chooses UGA, Holloway would become the sixth receiver commitment in this class. Rabun County’s Charlie Woerner can play tight end and has the build for it, but every indication has been made he will start out at receiver at UGA.
What kind of player is Holloway? Is he just a track guy with straight-ahead speed? Take a look at the clips below. Judge for yourself. The film, as they say, don’t lie, folks.
— Greg Bishop (@GregBishopPhoto) November 14, 2015
— G.W.Holloway. (@Flaamingoo_) September 13, 2015
— G.W.Holloway. (@Flaamingoo_) September 5, 2015
Jeff Sentell covers 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.