Grant Holloway (Chesapeake, VA) took in the sights and sounds of Sanford Stadium last weekend, and to say he left with a good impression is an under-statement.
“Everything was absolutely amazing,” Holloway told the AJC’s DawgNation.com. “I am still stunned thinking about it all right now.”
He kept it together in the telephone interview. Barely. He said the visit to Athens was all he thought it would be “and even more.” (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
That doesn’t sound like a guy who needs more time to think things through, that sounds like a guy who needed confirmation that his coming decision will be a valid one. It would absolutely shock me to see Holloway end up anywhere, but Georgia at this point. He simply left too giddy after his official to not see the Bulldogs having the clear advantage, especially with a sure-fire offer in hand.
Holloway would certainly be a great addition. HIs track speed (he runs between a 4.2 and 4.33), size (6’2), and wingspan make him the perfect candidate to become the play making type of wide receiver.the Bulldogs want.
He isn’t the most polished route runner, and he could use some time in the weight room to add some mass to that 6’2 frame of his, but his natural ability to make plays with the ball in the air that is impressive.
He’s raw, no doubt, but he can beat a defender on the jump ball, and he’s likely to reach the top of the ladder before most defensive backs even start their climb. A lot of the holes in his technique (of which there are a few) are fixable with good coaching, and the upside once he’s mastered his position and added some muscle to that frame are too much to pass up.
In the end, Holloway will choose a school that gives him the opportunity to play football and run track. Right now, that’s Georgia and Virginia Tech. He’s planning to visit Florida (a school which has only offered him in track) this weekend, and he hopes to make a decision not long after.
“After I visit Florida this weekend, I should have my decision made by early to mid-October,” Holloway said. “It’s going to be mostly a gut feel.” (Dan McDonald, Rivals)
We’ll see if his “gut” leads him to Athens.