Josh Holsey Just Starting His Process

Defensive back Josh Holsey has received five verbal offers (Georgia Tech, Auburn, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech), but he is hoping to take his time before narrowing down the list.

After speaking to recruiting coordinator Buzz Preston and receiving the offer from Georgia Tech (through his coaching staff at Creekside High School) back in January, Josh Holsey began trying to make plans to visit Atlanta again to tour the campus, which he has never done. Holsey has visited Tech a few times for basketball tournaments, but would like to visit during spring practice so he could get the full effect of GT Football.

Then, in the summer, Holsey plans to take his unofficial visits to the schools that have an interest in him, and he will begin the decision-making process then. But until now, he is just going to gather all the facts and wait for the offers to come in.

"Right now, it doesn't matter where I play," Holsey said. "In a few months, I'll start to figure out where I want to be."

Holsey has watched film of the Georgia Tech defense, where he has been informed he would likely play cornerback if he signs with the Yellow Jackets. Liking what he's seen of the defense so far, Holsey believes his aggressive style would really help out in the secondary.

He has also played safety and wide receiver at Creekside High, showing his flexibility on the football field. But for 2011, the junior out of Fairburn, Ga. is completely focused on shutting down opponents' passing games.

"I got nine interceptions in 2010, so I want to top that this year," Holsey said. "I would like to get 10-12 picks in my senior year, and hopefully we'll win state, too."

Expect the recruiting process with Holsey to be drawn out, but as of right now, it appears the Yellow Jackets have as good a chance as anyone to land the cornerback.


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