New Plan for Holloway

RANDLEMAN, N.C. --- Although Tysean Holloway is still unclear where he will play college ball, the 5-foot-11, 181-pound athlete from Asheville (N.C.) now knows when he'll enroll.

"I'm going to graduate early and enroll in January," Holloway said. "I wanted to give my coaches six months to get to train with me, instead of two. It would give me a better chance to start my freshmen year and get my freshmen year of college out of the way. I would have more than two months to get settled in. It would also give me a chance to get around my team to become a family."

The early enrollment plan hasn't moved up Holloway's decision deadline. Instead, it has actually moved back.

"I was going to initially commit before the football season started," Holloway said. "But now, I think I'm going to wait it out a little bit longer to see what offers come in. I'll probably commit right after my season."

Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Division I-AA Western Carolina are Holloway's lone scholarship offers, although he's receiving interest from schools throughout the region.

"I have communication with all of the schools that have offered me," Holloway said.

With UNC, Holloway communicates regularly with Ken Browning and Art Kaufman. They are recruiting Holloway as an athlete and have mentioned the possibility of him playing safety, cornerback, running back, and slot receiver.

"If they don't know where to put me, it makes it a lot easier for me to show them what I can do on the field and provides more opportunity," Holloway said. "That's why I don't really mind where I play. As long as I can help my team win games, that's all I'm down for."

At the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Invitation-Only workout, Holloway practiced at running back, his high school position.

Holloway doesn't claim any favorite schools, but noted he's proceeding with caution with regards to UNC in light of the NCAA's verdict from the investigation.

"Really, as of right now, I don't know what's going to happen to them," Holloway said. "I just have to talk to them and see what's going on. College [football] is a business. You can't make money if you're not on TV. Some things might change, so I've just got to see what's going on and how that's going to turn out."

Since the spring, Holloway hasn't made very many recruiting visits. Within the last couple of months, he has visited Duke and camped at Wake Forest.

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