Top Junior Talks Updated Offers

In May introduced one of the top junior prospects in North Carolina to its members after the VTO Combine in Charlotte, NC. Which teams have joined the Tigers with an early offer? brings you the latest in this recruiting update.

Devonte Holloman Profile

6-2, 200 pound safety prospect Devonte Holloman, one of the top three prospects in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2009, plans to start visiting some of his top schools during the next few months.

"I haven't been on any visits lately," Holloman told in a recent interview. "I am planning on going to some in September and October. I want to take some once the season starts."

The Tigers are among the early teams to offer the top junior. Expect that list to grow quickly in the next few months.

"I expect to get some more offers on September 1. Right now I have offers from North Carolina State, Marshall, Virginia and Clemson. Those are all that I know of right now," said Holloman.

Are there any schools Holloman is hoping will offer?

"North Carolina would be one. I haven't heard much from them," replied Holloman.

The talented athlete could be a two-way star for Independence this fall.

"They are going to use me some on offense. They haven't really showed me where yet. I think I they are going to work me at quarterback a little bit. On defense I will play safety."

The top junior thinks Independence can keep their long winning streak alive this season.

"Yes sir I think we can. We are working hard to get ready. It puts some pressure on us. It also gives us confidence at the same time," said Holloman.

What are Holloman's goals for his junior year?

"I just want to build on what I did last year. I just want to continue to improve," replied Holloman.

Don't expect the Independence standout to wait until his senior year for a commitment.

"I will make it by this time next year," said Holloman. "Location is something that will be very important to me. I don't want to go too far away. I want to play with good players and coaches. I will also look at academics."

The Georgia Bulldogs have had recruiting pipeline to Independence the past few years, but that won't be a big factor in Holloman's decision.

"It won't be a big factor. I won't make my decision off what other people did. It will be helpful to ask others how the school is down there," he added. Top Stories