Ga. LB Visits UNC

T.J. Holloman kicked off a spring break tour of the Carolinas with a visit to North Carolina on Wednesday.

"Coach [Art] Kaufman and I, we have been talking for a while," Holloman said. "He wanted me to come up [for a visit] for a while. So I decided to come up for my spring break to see the campus.

"My stepdad, he played college football at North Carolina. He wanted me to check it out, also."

Holloman, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker from Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X, and his parents spent roughly four hours in Chapel Hill on Wednesday afternoon.

"They took me on a tour around campus," Holloman said. "They showed me all the sights - the business hall [and] the dorms, the baseball stadium, the [football] practice field, [and] the basketball arena. Every time we got to an important spot, they talked about important facts about the place. And then I got to take a tour of the football facilities – I got to see the weight room and all the cool things they have inside the facilities. It was amazing."

When he first arrived, Holloman had a conversation with Kaufman, his primary recruiter and UNC's linebackers coach. Prior to practice, Holloman had conversations with Butch Davis and Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, on the Navy Practice Fields.

"During my conversation with Coach Davis, we talked a little football," Holloman said. "We were talking schemes and he was asking me about my high school."

Holloman also received an update on a possible UNC scholarship offer.

"They said they want to come down and watch me during the spring to see me in person to see how I work out," Holloman said. "They would make a decision off of that."

Four schools have offered Holloman – Illinois, Louisville, NC State, and South Carolina.

Holloman doesn't claim any favorite schools, but admits that would change if UNC were to offer.

"[If UNC offered], I'd definitely start looking deeper into the program and it would definitely be my top choice," Holloman said. "[Wednesday's] visit was really good. I took a lot away from it and North Carolina is really standing out right now. I really liked the fact that Coach Davis has put out 32 first round draft picks to the NFL."

Besides UNC, Holloman has visited Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

On Thursday, Holloman will continue his spring break tour with a stop at NC State. He'll then spend Friday and Saturday at South Carolina before heading home.

Holloman has started for St. Pius since his sophomore season, where he has played linebacker, quarterback and wide receiver during his prep career.

Last season, Holloman primarily played quarterback to compensate for injury. He ended the year with over 500 yards passing, 400 yards rushing, and ten total offensive touchdowns. Defensively, he had four interceptions, 63 tackles, and returned a fumble for a score.

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