The 6-foot-3 quarterback is among the lesser known prospects that Kentucky is recruiting at this time, but he believes that people will begin to notice him more this season. "Last season we had a really good running back, so we didn't throw the ball as much," said Drew. "This year we've got a new coach and we'll throw it more," he continued.
He has also found points in his game that he'd like to improve to further prepare him for big time college football. "I'd like to work on my speed. I want to try to get stronger and get my body ready for the college game."
Hollingshead threw the ball 162 times last season, completing 102 of those passes for 1400 yards. He also tossed 14 touchdowns and only three inteceptions. That's almost a five-to-one ratio. "I think my strength would be my accuracy. I take pride in putting the ball where I want it," said Hollingshead. "I also consider myself a leader. I feel like I'm the one who needs to step up. As a quarterback, you need to be the guy who gets everyone going," he said.
He took several trips this summer to campuses and school camps. "I went to North Carolina State, North Carolina, and Duke in a two day stretch. I visited Kansas State and New Mexico State too. I'm camping at Houston this weekend," he said.
So what about Kentucky?
"I was trying to check out Louisville and Kentucky, but I haven't had time this summer," he said. But that doesn't mean that Kentucky isn't an option. "My top five would probably be Kentucky, Louisville, South Carolina, Houston and New Mexico State," he said.
Drew is familiar with Kentucky and was very impressed with a former Wildcat quarterback. "I was able to catch a few of their games. I like what Andre Woodson was able to do," he said. "Their offense fits me perfectly. They made him one of the better quarterbacks in the NCAA. The staff took him and developed him into the player he needed to be to get into the NFL," he finished.
Drew doesn't have a time-table for his decision at this time. "I would like to make it before the season, but it would have to feel right. The right kind of school, the coaches, stuff like that. I'm going to wait until I know it's right for me."