And with that brief conversation Holoman joins five other prepstars in head coach Ted Roof's second full recruiting season. However, it was the time he had at camp to sit down and talk with various members of the Duke staff that made the decision an easy one for the bruising backer.
"They really took the time to talk with me and were very upfront with what their vision of things with me. It was their honesty and the effort they showed to get to know me that helped make it an easy decision."
While at the Duke camp, Holoman impressed several onlookers with his strength and raw athletic ability. Those tools will help him make the switch from tight end and defensive end to outside linebacker at the ACC level – a challenge he's looking forward to.
"It's something I'm ready to do. I like to get after the quarterback and they believe I can be successful in that role. I'm ready for it."
Holoman chose Duke over interest from several big time programs including Virginia, Georgia Tech, and Penn State – all of whom had asked for more game tape before making a decision on an offer. However, the time spent at Duke was enough for the Blue Devils to pounce, and earn a sixth commitment.
"They said they knew what I could do, and that they wanted to get it done soon. They made it really easy."