Holliman updates progress at prep school

Gerod Holliman, a former four-star Louisville signee who didn't qualify to play this season, updated InsideTheVille.com on his progress at Milford Academy.

Gerod Holliman, one of Louisville's top recruits, is prepping this semester at Milford Academy in New Berlin, New York.

A former U.S. Army All-American, Holliman failed to qualify academically to play at Louisville this season, leading to his enrollment at Milford Academy. If all goes well at prep school this fall, Holliman plans to enroll at UofL in January.

"Everything is going good," Holliman told InsideTheVille.com. "I'm just doing what I've got to do to get out of here. I'm ready to come to Louisville and be a difference-maker for the team."

Milford is 3-0 this season, though Holliman, a former four-star defensive back from Miami Southridge, has only played in two games because of a shoulder injury. In Milford's first game against Atlanta Prep, Holliman recorded three tackles, broke up two passes, had a tackle for a loss and intercepted a pass. He also earned the team's Big Hit of the Day award.

Gerod Holliman is preparing to enroll at Louisville this fall at Milford Academy.
"The season is going good and we're doing what we have to do to get wins," said Holliman. "I've only played two of the three games, and I only play when they need me because I had a shoulder injury in high school. Sometimes it pops out of place so they don't want to damage my shoulder. I'm doing treatment and getting my shoulder right."

Though he's nursing a shoulder injury, Holliman said he's expected to play this weekend at Wagner. "I'm scheduled to start at strong safety," Holliman said.

Holliman, a former teammate of Louisville freshman cornerback Andrew Johnson, keeps in contact with his high school buddy.

"I talk to him every now and then when he has a chance," said Holliman. "We don't really talk about what it's like to play for Coach (Strong), but based on my experience he's a cool guy to be around. He came from Florida so he understands the situation we come from."

Holliman also keeps in touch with Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt, who recruited him out of high school.

"I keep in touch with Coach Hurtt, but I can't talk to the coaches right now," Holliman said.

Though Holliman couldn't watch Louisville's win over Murray State last week, he does hope to visit for one of the Cardinals games this season.

"I didn't get a chance to watch the game because our coach took the whole team to the Syracuse-Wake Forest game," Holliman said. "It was alright, but I wasn't impressed with the teams."

Holliman is doing well academically at Milford and has been getting ready to take the SAT. Holliman needs a qualifying score to play for Louisville next season.

"Everything is going good (academically) and I've got straight A's in my classes," Holliman said. "I'm getting ready for the SAT. The first test available is in mid or late September."

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