Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
High School: Independence High School
Notes: Independence High School seems to have a player rated in the top 15 in North Carolina every year and that will certainly be the case this season. Devonte Holloman is an outstanding playmaker on defense who also stepped in at quarterback last year when needed.
He spent some time at quarterback in 2007 which lowered his defensive stats, but he still managed to tally better than 50 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He has very good size and is currently listed as a safety although it's certainly possible he could end up at linebacker down the road should he continue to grow.
With offers on the table from NC State, UNC, Clemson, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois among others, Holloman has yet to name a favorite.
As the offers have mounted, the constant since day one has been Clemson. While he doesn't publically list them as his top school currently, many feel that the Tigers are quietly the school to beat. He visited the Tigers on Monday to watch their scrimmage and could be making a return trip later this spring.
He plans to take some of his official visits before making a decision later this year.
Holloman is currently rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 2 safety in the nation by Scout.com. He will likely be ranked as one of North Carolina's top three or four players for the class of 2009.
Scouting Report: "At 6-2, 200 pounds, Independence High School standout Devonte Holloman has the combination of size and athleticism that has attracted interest and scholarship offers from a bevy of schools. He spent quite a bit of time at quarterback as a junior and was at his best in the open field where he could improvise and take advantage of his natural ability. Holloman has impressive hips and the ability to cut sharply to avoid defenders. He doesn't have tremendous speed and as a result, is being recruited almost exclusively as a safety for college.
"On defense, Holloman is raw as a defensive back and will need fine tuning once he makes the jump to the next level. However, he's able to make plays routinely because of his superior athleticism and size. Should he continue to fill out, a progression to linebacker down the road would seem possible. Holloman is a solid tackler and certainly doesn't shy away from contact." - Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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