- UGA receiver target Grant Holloway has recently trimmed his list down to UGA and Florida. He told DawgNation that he eliminated Oregon and Virginia Tech from consideration a few weeks ago.
That’s in response to Florida offering him a football scholarship during his official visit on Sept. 26. The Gators had previously only offered him a track scholarship. Oregon had only offered him a scholarship in track. The 3-star receiver from Virginia’s Grassfield High School also said that the decision made by 5-star receiver Kyle Davis on Thursday will have no impact on his recruiting.
Davis, the 5-star receiver from Archer High School, postponed his commitment on Thursday. He needs more time to sort out UGA, Auburn and Tennessee.
Holloway said that his decision will not be affected by the decisions of other receivers who choose to commit to UGA.
“It doesn’t matter how many other recruits are there,” Holloway said. “When I step foot on the field, I believe I am the best person that God has produced. It doesn’t matter if a team has a 5-star there and I’m rated as a 3-star or a 4-star there, it doesn’t matter. That stuff is still not going to stop me from doing what I do best.”
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder said his decision could be tomorrow. It could be next week. It could be a month from now.
“I definitely want to have this all done by the end of November,” Holloway said.
What else is happening with Holloway?
- He wants to run track and play football at both schools
- He gave both the UGA and Florida track programs an “8” rating on a scale of 1-to-10.
- He’s on track to shatter Grassfield’s single-season records in receiving yards and touchdowns
Things to know with Holloway:
- He’s an elite hurdler and a national champion in track
- Holloway said he will still place a premium on a school that didn’t need to take a lot of time to figure out whether or not he was needed. UGA offered him back during the spring.
- Holloway would be rated much higher, but he has focused more on track than attending combines and prospect camps
- He wants to pursue a degree in business management in college
- His best time in the 40-yard dash is at 4.28 seconds. That’s a laser time.
- The worst 40 time he has ever recorded is a 4.45. It was the fastest time at the Rivals camp. His reaction? “That’s pathetic,” Holloway said. “I was ticked off at myself that day. I haven’t ran the 40 in 4.45 since my eighth-grade year.”
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.