St. Pius X Linebacker Likes Auburn's Coaches

A football recruiting report is featured on 2012 prospect T.J. Holloman.

Atlanta, Ga.--St. Pius X linebacker T.J. Holloman has been making the junior day circuit around the southeast and on Saturday he checked out the national champion Auburn Tigers.

The six-foot-two, 215-pound outside linebacker says he enjoyed his trip to Auburn and it might not be long before he returns on a repeat visit. "I am thinking about coming back for a spring game or a spring practice," he says.

Commenting on Auburn, he says, "They have a great football team and last year they went on that great run and were undefeated," he says. "The coaching staff is amazing and they have a lot of energy, especially Trooper Taylor.

"I like the whole coaching staff, they are all nice, down-home guys like Coach Roof (Ted Roof, linebackers coach and defensive coordinator)," Holloman adds.

A linebacker prospect with early offers from South Carolina and Illinois, he notes that he plans to made trips to South Carolina and to the University of North Carolina to check out those programs while spring practices are taking place.

"Right now I am wide open," the junior says of his college choice. "I am not in a hurry to make a decision. I am probably going to wait until sometime during my senior season."

Holloman says he has a 3.0-plus grade point average and he wants to major in accounting in college. It looks like he will get that chance coming off a productive junior season that included 48 tackles, four interceptions and just under 1,000 yards on offense with more than half coming as a passer.

However, defense is where he projects in college. "I am like a rover," he says. "I am a safety, linebacker mix."

Holloman notes that he is still growing and is up to 215 pounds. This spring he is running the 200 and 400 for the St. Pius X High School track and field team. "I used to play baseball," he says. "Now I am doing track to focus on my speed for college."

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