Football Signee Hangs Out With AU Coaches

Speedy cornerback signee Josh Holsey returned to the Auburn campus before starting his track season.

Fairburn, Ga.--Auburn football signee Josh Holsey took advantage of a free Saturday to make the drive down I-85 to the Auburn University campus to spend time with his future college position coach and said he enjoyed the visit with Willie Martinez.

"It went well," said Holsey, who signed with the Tigers out of Creekside High School, where he is a standout cornerback and track star.

Martinez, the newest member of Coach Gene Chizik's Auburn staff, will coach cornerbacks and safeties for the Tigers.

"I am going to give him a call this week and we will talk some more because I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would have liked because he was busy talking to recruits who were in for the junior day," Holsey said. "I will probably come back down another time and sit down with him and talk more when he isn't as busy.

"He seems like he is a really good coach who knows what he is talking about," added Holsey, who notes he enjoyed his day in Auburn. "I came down pretty much to chill and walked around with some of the players on the team. I also got to meet one of the 2013 commitments, like Trey Johnson."

Josh Holsey played in the Under Armour All-American Game.

Holsey also talked to new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. "He told me that Coach Martinez is a real good coach," the defensive back says. "He says there isn't anything to worry about."

This Saturday the Auburn will be competing for Creekside High in his other sport when track and field season opens. He had a strong senior season on the football field making 73 tackles and five interceptions. He is looking to do the same thing for the track team.

"Last season we had the fastest 4x100 relay time in the Georgia and we have everybody back," Holsey said. "We are going to try to run the fastest time in the nation this year. Last year we had the eighth fastest time."

Holsey is also going to compete in the 100 meters and the long jump for Creekside, a team that he said has set its goal to win the state championship.


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