As Michigan tries to win its second wide receiver commitment for its 2016 class from Egg Harbor City (N.J.) Cedar Creek star Ahmir Mitchell, the coaching staff is also busy building a broader list of candidates for a third pass-catcher. One youngster that they’ve turned up their interest in lately is Chesapeake standout Grant Holloway.
The Wolverines offered the 6-2, 190 lb. speedster a few months back, but they have considerable ground to make up in this race. To date he has built very strong connections with four suitors, all of which he will officially visit.
“I’m definitely considering University of Oregon, University of Florida, University of Georgia and Virginia Tech,” said Holloway.
“I haven’t heard a lot (from Michigan) like have heard from a lot of football schools. They’re definitely in the mix. I’m trying to get up there for an official, but if it doesn’t work out, I know I’ll still be in touch with the track team.”
Track will be a huge factor in Holloway’s collegiate destination. He is a high school standout in that sport as well and plans to compete in both sports in college.
“I do hurdles, long jump, high jump, 100 to the 400,” he said. “Basically any event that you need me in to get points or to win, I’m all in for it.”
“(Personal best) in the100 I ran a 10.5, 200 is 21.4, my 400 is 47.9 and my hurdles is 13.6.”
Michigan’s track coaches have been in hot pursuit, and they’ve definitely gotten his attention.
“I’ve been keeping them close just because of the track coaches,” said Holloway. “I really like the track program. “
The football staff is now doing its part to help close the gap on his other suitors.
“I know spoke with the head track and field coach, as well as (Tyrone) Wheatley and the offensive coordinator (Jedd Fisch),” said Holloway. “(Wheatley) told me that Harbaugh said I could do both. He confirmed that himself.”
That put the Maize & Blue firmly in the running for his fifth and final official visit, but getting the nod for it is far from a slam dunk.
“(It’s between) Michigan, Wisconsin, and (Virginia),” he said. “There are not too many schools. I definitely narrowed it down to all the schools that I would like to attend or see myself in. At the same time I don’t want to make this process harder than it is. If I don’t have to take that fifth official visit than I won’t.”
“I want a place that I can call home and a place that is a good fit for myself, as well as my family and my friends and that has business management major.”
Holloway plans to reach a decision on which school he will commit to in November.