Holsey Talks VanGorder Hire, Official Visit

Auburn commitment Josh Holsey talks about the hiring of a new defensive coordinator, his official visit and more in this AU football recruiting report.

Fairburn, Ga.—A four-star prospect and the number eight cornerback in the country according to Scout.com, Creekside High standout Josh Holsey has been a solid commitment to the Auburn Tigers since last May and is scheduled to take his official visit to the Plains this coming weekend.

It has been a busy last few weeks for Holsey as he got through the holidays before heading to Florida to play in the Under Armour All-American Game.

On Monday he and his fellow Auburn defensive commitments got good news as Coach Gene Chizik hired former Georgia and current Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder to coach the Tigers.

"I don't know much of anything about him," Holsey said. "Him coming from the NFL means that he's got a lot of NFL experience though. That should be good. It's exciting."

Playing for the Black Team in St. Petersburg at the all-star game, Holsey had a solid week of practices at cornerback confirming that he's one of the top players at his position in the country. He said for him the week was a good one as he met Cam Newton and Deion Sanders and got a chance to play against the best of the best.

"It went real good," Holsey said. "I got to compete against some of the best players in the country. I had a good showing and a really good time down there. It was great just getting to play in the game. I had a big play on a kickoff when I stripped the ball. They recovered it though."

Josh Holsey

Planning to take his official visit to Auburn this weekend along with several more current commitments, including good friend Jaquay Williams from Sandy Creek High, the talented cornerback said for him it will be another chance to get a feel for the place he's going to call home.

"I'm just looking forward to hanging out with the players and seeing the whole campus, just everything," Holsey said. "I think Jaquay is coming in this weekend, too. That will be good."

With several schools trying to get into the mix with him as signing day draws closer, Holsey said that for him he's planning on this being his only visit before he signs on the dotted line Feb. 1.

"Not that I know of," Holsey said when asked if he was taking any other visits. "I'm solidly committed to Auburn."

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