Covington, Ga.--Making an extended Big Cat Weekend visit that included camping with the Auburn Tigers on Sunday, four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman showed his skill time and time again for the coaches and left impressed by his three-day trip to the Plains.
“It was just basically that I wanted to get the chance to be around Coach (Kodi) Burns and Coach (Rhett) Lashlee and see how they coached their program and players,” Holloman said. “I can’t really tell you the order right now, but Auburn made a boost.
“What stands out is what they’ve got to offer,” he adds of the program. “With the upcoming class they’re building, not everyone has committed but talking with a whole bunch of players they have high intentions of going there. They’ve got a lot to look forward to.”
“They’re recruiting me heavily and Coach (Gus) Malzahn told them how bad they want me and that I’m a priority. They’ve definitely been on top of their game.”
Not only did Malzahn tell Holloman how much he’s wanted at Auburn, but on Sunday he showed him by spending a whole lot of time around the impressive receiver. Giving him plenty of personal instruction, Malzahn’s hands-on approach spoke volumes to Holloman.
“It’s great,” Holloman said. “Talking with Coach Malzahn he told me that he’s going to push me. Him being a receiver himself, he said he’s hands-on with the receivers. He definitely wants the best out of me and I told him that if I came there I want him to push me the hardest. As long as I’m there he’s going to keep pushing me.”
In addition to Malzahn, Holloman got plenty of coaching from Burns as well. Heading into his first season as Auburn’s receivers coach, the former standout himself demands perfection and that’s something Holloman could see.
“I really feel high on Kodi,” Holloman said. “He definitely pushed me and make sure I did everything crisp and perfect.”
Planning to visit Tennessee early this week and heading to LSU Wednesday-Friday, Holloman said he plans to continue looking at his schools throughout the summer until he finds the best fit and situation for his future.
“I’m not really set on any school at all,” Holloman said. “It’s just whenever me and my family feel like the time is right for that.”