A lot has changed in Jeremiah Holloman's recruitment in the last six months. When the Covington (Ga.) Newton wideout committed to Michigan during a mid-December visit his other top offers were from Minnesota, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Cincinnati. Two months later he decommitted from the Wolverines and subsequently saw an offer list that had already been growing steadily suddenly explode. Now the Peach State star has 45 offers to his credit and is arguably the hottest prospect in the South. While all of them continue to jockey for position, three have emerged as favorites.
“As of right now the schools that are sticking out would be Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn,” said Holloman.
On a few different occasions rumors about a commitment to one of the schools being imminent gained steam. That was consistent with Holloman’s oft-stated desire to come to a decision in the spring or summer. Lately, though, he has backed off of that a bit.
“As of right now I’m just relaxing and enjoying the process,” Holloman stated.
“I guess I’ll say (a decision will come) whenever I feel like the time is right.”
The prospects of a longer recruitment is a welcomed development for programs currently outside of his top three. Michigan is among the contingent trying to work its way back up his list of favorites.
“I talk to coach (Jedd) Fisch very often,” said Holloman. “I’d say once every two weeks.”
“(They’re) just trying to get me back committed to them and just being able to help them out. They have a high ceiling and they want me to be a part of it.”
Despite Michigan’s efforts prevalent scuttlebutt had the Maize & Blue eliminated from serious consideration. Not true according to Holloman.
“I couldn’t really give you a number (on a scale from one to ten) but I know my interest is still very high with them,” he said.
“I know will be visiting Michigan. Me and Kurt (Taylor) will be up there. Me and Kurt and Jaquan (Henderson). I believe we will be up there for the Hawaii game.”
How viable the Wolverines ultimately are in the race for Holloman’s services will rest heavily on how well the measure up to factors he’ll evaluate during each of his trips.
“(The winner will be) just somewhere that I feel like it’s the best situation for me, somewhere I know I can make an impact for the football team, and somewhere I can fit in with the people on campus, (and) with the coaching staff,” he said. “I know they’re going to push me to become the best person I can be on and off the field.”