A cousin of former Auburn standout Jeris McIntyre, Holliday is making his own mark for Lanett and in the meantime he has seen the college interest grow. Still getting used to the attention and going out to see different colleges, Holliday said for him it's a time to enjoy the experience.
It's better and better each day," Holliday said. "I'm committed to Northern Iowa at the moment. It's the only thing I had at the time so I wanted to make sure I had something in case I don't get anything bigger and better."
Yet to visit the school, Holliday said there is one big reason he went ahead and committed to Northern Iowa and that is former Auburn standout linebacker Travis Williams.
Me and him have a good connection," he said of Williams. "He's a good guy. Travis is like a best friend when he talks to you. He's just a good guy. He's cool. He's loud. He talks about everything. He acts like he's your cousin or best friend. He will be a confidant to you and the main thing he says is to get your work done in the classroom."
While Northern Iowa is his only offer at the moment, Holliday said he's also hearing from Auburn, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Duke, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. Recently he was on the Auburn campus to check out the Tigers and he said it was a very fun experience.
"It was great," Holliday said of seeing Auburn. "I like all the coaches. They are nice and they do make you feel at home."
In addition to camping at Auburn this summer, Holliday has plans to camp at Alabama, Troy and UAB also as he continues to try to showcase his skills. Helping in other ways to get that done is McIntyre. Wanting to see his relative succeed, McIntyre has helped him in many ways and Holliday said he's just thankful for everything that the former AU receiver is doing for him.
"He does my films," Holliday said. "We talk on an everyday basis. He's been a great mentor. He's an unbelievable guy. He's cool. It's god to have somebody that's gone through this. He can help me when I need help and talk to me when I need to talk. He's good people."