Good Week For Holsey, AU Commitments

Josh Holsey talks about his superb game on Friday and an update on other Auburn commitments is given in this report.

Fairburn, Ga.--It was a good week across the Southeast for Auburn commitments, in particular for Creekside athlete Josh Holsey as his team beat Forest Park 45-7.

"We played good," he explains. "The team played really good as an overall team.

"I had a kick return that I took back and I had I had two receiving touchdowns," Holsey adds. "The kick return was about 90 yards and the receiving scores were both from about 30."

As a four-star cornerback prospect an opposing team finally threw Holsey's direction, and he capitalized.

"This is the first time the ball has come my way the whole season," he says. "I just know that I have one interception, and that's all."

Though the 5-10, 175 athlete plays many positions for Creekside High School, there isn't much doubt that he'll be playing corner when he arrives at Auburn next fall. He may also get a look at special teams because of his speed.

"I play wide receiver, quarterback, corner, safety, kick returner, punt returner and also kick (cover)," Holsey notes.

"I play almost every snap," he continues. "I come off the field just one time and that's for punt. I just got over issues with cramping. My doctor prescribes me some pills, but I've been cramping up the last four games."

Even though Holsey has had a great individual season, he doesn't see it that way because his team is sitting at .500 right right now through six games.

"Not really," he says about playing to full potential, "because my team hasn't been winning. I think I can do more to help my team because we're 3-3 right now. I can try to do more to try to help my team."

Holsey, known for his speed, says he was last timed in the 40-yard dash this summer and the clock stopped at 4.31.

He's also working extra in the weight room to try to get ready in case his number is called next season in an Auburn uniform.

"I watched the South Carolina game and they did really good," Holsey says. "They held (Marcus) Lattimore to 60 yards. They're really young. I know they've got a lot of work to do down there. I figure I'll fit in good down there with them. They want me to come down there and start, and I'm trying to get my body ready and everything. I'm working out and pushing myself to the limits. I'm not working out not for high school, but I'm working out for college."

Notes on other Auburn commitments and their high school games over the weekend…

* Carrollton's lone loss of the year was in week one at Oxford, Ala., HS. It won its fifth consecutive game as cornerback Jonathan Jones and the defense grinded out a 10-9 win over Troup County. Jones had three tackles, nine yards rushing on two carries and a 23-yard kickoff return.

* Godby High School advances to 4-0 with a 20-8 victory over Crestview as T.J. Davis had three tackles and an interception.

* T.J. Yeldon continues to lead Daphne's dominance as the Trojans stretched their winning streak to 21 games with a 42-0 win over Satsuma. Yeldon didn't touch the ball much, but when he did he made it count. He had three carries for 105 yards and two rushing scores. He also threw a 21-yard touchdown pass.

* Another undefeated team for an Auburn commitment is Darrion Hutcherson's Dadeville squad. In a close game in the second quarter against Lincoln, the big tight end/slot receiver caught a 35-yard TD as Dadeville eventually ran away with a 33-14 victory. The Tigers are now 6-0.

* One of the most improved teams of the year is Cassanova McKinzy's Woodlawn team. After a 26-17 win over Pleasant Grove, it improved to 5-1 on the year. McKinzy had a monstrous game on defense with 14 tackles and two forced fumbles. He also added a 60-yard touchdown reception on offense.

* Quarterback commit Zeke Pike's Dixie Heights team dropped to 2-4 with a loss to Beechwood, but Pike threw for 224 yards and had a pair of rushing scores.

* On just two full days rest between games, South Carolina native Gimel President's Wando squad pulled out a 17-13 victory at Ashley Ridge on Thursday. Wando had previously played on Monday for TV obligations.

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