Holliman talks about next move

Gerod Holliman, one of Louisville's top recruits last year, recently finished a semester at prep school. The former U.S. Army All-American spoke with InsideTheVille.com Tuesday about his future.

Gerod Holliman was one of Louisville top recruits last year, but failed to qualify academically and spent the fall attending prep school in New York.

Now finished with his course work at Milford Academy, Holliman anticipates joining Charlie Strong's Louisville Cardinals this month, and, if cleared, could begin practice with the team during bowl preparations.

"I finished up already and I don't have to go back and take finals," Holliman said Tuesday from his home in Florida. "So I'm cleared right now. I'm going to be cleared to come up (in December) and I should be eligible to practice with them for the bowl week. I don't have an exact date when I'm heading up there – I'm waiting for the coaches to find out what bowl game they are going to play in and I should be up the week before the bowl."

A former teammate of Louisville freshman cornerback Andrew Johnson, Holliman expected Clint Hurtt to pay him a recruiting visit on Wednesday. Holliman has maintained regular contact with Johnson and followed Louisville's progress toward a share of the Big East championship this season.

"I'm proud of them," said Holliman. "I feel next season is going to be big for us because of how many young kids played and got experience. It didn't surprise me they had success because growing up with those guys, Teddy (Bridgewater), he knows the game very well."

With most of the key players returning on defense, Holliman, a former four-star prospect, should provide a boost to Louisville's secondary at either corner or safety. Holliman played both positions at Milford and recorded three interceptions this season.

"I think I can bring an excellent defensive back and tackler to the field," Holliman said.

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