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.
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."