Notre Dame is pursuing The Peach State’s top two receivers in the 2017 class and will have to oust the in-state Bulldogs to land either one.
No. 1 receiver Trey Blount holds Notre Dame in his top group with the Bulldogs out in front. He visited South Bend in February.
No. 2 receiver Jeremiah Holloman of Covington (Ga.) Newton added an Irish offer last week.
“I was really excited to get the Notre Dame offer,” Holloman said. “It’s a big time school and they do a really good job of developing their guys into being the best they can be. It would go a long way into helping me become a better person.
“I heard from coach (Scott) Booker about a month ago on Twitter and he told me to call him. I talked to him last week and that’s when he told me they were offering.”
Holloman is working with a top three as May approaches, but a probable trip to Notre Dame this summer has the Irish within striking distance.
“Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn are my top schools now, but I haven’t visited Notre Dame yet,” Holloman said. “I really like (Notre Dame’s) coaching staff, so I think there’s a big chance to build something with them.
“They want me up there for Irish Invasion around June 18. Most likely I’ll make it up there.”
A summer decision could be on deck for Holloman, who plans to enroll in college next January. Official visits are likely regardless of when a commitment comes.
Holloman committed to Michigan in December before backing off his pledge in February.
“First and foremost education will be important,” Holloman said. “I want coaches that will make me better on and off the field. My family has to like the school, too, and it has to be a place where I can join a second family and feel like home. I’ll make a decision whenever I fell like it, but I definitely plan on taking official visits.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide out is Scout’s 185th overall rated prospect in 2017.
“I’m athletic, long, a physical blocker, and I can open things up because I’m big,” Holloman said. “I have a large arsenal of routes and great hand-eye coordination and ball skills. I’m well-rounded.”
As a junior, Holloman won the Class 6A state championship in the triple jump and placed sixth in both the high jump and the long jump.