UGA may no longer be No. 1 for a top target after Auburn visit

Holloman is one of the top receiver prospects in the South.

AUBURN, Ala —  Jeremiah Holloman said he has some thinking to do after “Big Cat Weekend.”

“I definitely loved it,” Holloman said. “Auburn really got a big boost today. I couldn’t really tell you where schools are standing right now, but today definitely played a huge factor for Auburn.”

UGA led for the four-star recruit heading into the visit. That status could change.

“I am going to have to go home tonight and really think about it now,” Holloman said. “It is real close. It is real tight.”

He got to take part in a scavenger hunt and compete in a karaoke contest singing the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Holloman said there is a “real chance” that UGA might no longer be his leader and explained why. 

“It is a major possibility for that,” Holloman said. “Just getting to see the coaches outside of football and getting to see them as regular people and see what good guys they all are.”

Jeremiah Holloman is rated as the No. 28 receiver in the nation at this time. (Jeff Sentell / AJC)

The Newton High (Covington, Georgia) senior said he has now seen everything he needs to see from Auburn. He even came to Big Cat Weekend wearing all Auburn gear. 

“All I need to see now is to just get back up here on game day,” he said.

He’s not certain when he will take his next trip to UGA.

“I don’t really plan trips to Georgia,” he said. “With it being so close to home I usually don’t plan out weeks or weekends. I just decide to go up one or two days prior to before I go.”

The U.S. Army All-American has been led to believe that he wouldn’t be just another guy at Auburn. He would have the chance to contribute immediately.

If he eventually chose Auburn, he said “Big Cat Weekend” would be a big reason why.

“If I chose to go to Auburn, this trip would definitely be the foundation for me making the decision to make Auburn and this place my home.”

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder said he is “now up in the air” as to when he might make his decision. The fact he wanted to come back for a home game shows he might need to wait until the fall to figure out how he feels about Auburn.

Holloman is rated as the nation’s No. 28 receiver and No. 215 overall prospect for the Class of 2017. UGA already has three receivers committed for the Class of 2017 and he’s been told by UGA receivers coach James Coley that the school will only sign four receivers this year.

Holloman told DawgNation after Matt Landers committed at receiver this week that Coley wants him to be the fourth signee for 2017.

  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. Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite. 

 

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