USAAAB: Holliman Nearing Decision

Miami Southridge (Fla.) safety Gerod Holliman is getting ready to choose a school, and at this week's U.S. Army All-American game, the other players, like Louisville commit Teddy Bridgewater, are working on getting him to come to their schools. Will it be Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss or West Virginia for the four-star defensive back?


As one of the players who is deciding at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, Miami Southridge's Gerod Holliman is privy to a unique experience this week.

The four-star safety is being recruited by the other players at the game. As he was being interviewed, Louisville commitment Teddy Bridgewater came up and said a quick hello, and Holliman says other players have made overtures to him about coming to the places they are committed.

Holliman, who has taken official visits to Louisville and West Virginia, says there are four schools in the mix.

"West Virginia, Louisville, Ole Miss and LSU," he said.

On his official visit to Louisville, Holliman got reacquainted with old friends, and says he had an all around great time.

"I saw players I already knew from playing with in Pop Warner. I knew the coaches I wanted to be under at Florida are now at Louisville. It was a great atmosphere. I love the school. The football game was great."

Holliman says West Virginia has several factors going for them, some of them he learned about on his trip to Morgantown.

"I built a good relationship with Coach Galloway, the receivers coach. I love the defense they run. They run the same defense I ran in high school."

Then there are the two SEC teams. Holliman did not take official visits to either, but says both have qualities he is looking for in a school.

"Ole Miss, I have a great relationship with the coach. A couple players that just ended school there from my area and they're doing well. I feel I could do the same. LSU, they've got a great program going and I want to be a national championship contender."

Holliman is rated as a safety, but has played some corner in San Antonio, and could potentialy play there in college. So where does he want to line up at the next level?

"Where ever needed."



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