He raved of the program, the campus and his relationship with the coaching staff. At the time, Holliman, a four-star prospect, said Ole Miss was "the right place for me." He loved everything about it. He even talked of his arrival in June, how he had "fallen in love with the place."
But a month later, he was a soft commitment. He wanted to keep his options open. He listed West Virginia, Louisville and Nebraska as other schools of interest, and was set to take all five of his official visits.
Now with the year winding down, Holliman is as confused as ever. The Miami (Fla.) native has already visited Louisville and West Virginia. He's receiving calls from his hometown Miami Hurricanes. He's scheduled to visit Ole Miss the second to last weekend in January.
"It was alright. It was real cool," Holliman said of his visit to West Virginia.
"The depth chart and the atmosphere they have for football is great. I loved the atmosphere they had. And the depth they have at my position, they really need players."
Louisville, a school Holliman visited in October, received a rave review, as well. Meanwhile, Miami, at least to Holliman, is on the outside looking in.
"(Louisville) has players up there that I know," Holliman said. "And it's a college town. The visit was very good.
"Miami's starting to call. They offered me a couple of weeks ago. I'm interested in them, but my recruitment's almost over. I don't really think they'll have a chance to be a player with me."
Holliman said he was "45 percent" committed to Ole Miss. Again, he's confused. The 6-foot, 185-pound Holliman is currently rated the No. 11 safety in the country by Scout.com. He's a highly-sought-after commodity.
"I really don't have any cons about Ole Miss right now," he said. "They haven't dropped or anything. I know if I go there, I'll be in the SEC, at a down program on its way back up. I have a chance to compete with top players in the best conference."
He's stayed in constant contact with the Ole Miss coaching staff, most notably cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn, who heads Ole Miss' recruiting efforts in Florida.
"I talk to Coach Vaughn every day," Holliman said. "He knows that I'm looking at a couple of schools in the Big East. He told me to just compare them (to Ole Miss) and come to a decision."
Holliman's teammate, three-star cornerback Andrew Johnson, went on those same trips to Louisville (10/16) and West Virginia (12/3). Johnson, like Holliman, is also committed to Ole Miss, but is keeping his options open.
"We really don't talk about (recruiting) much," Holliman said. "We're going through a lot right now. Schools are starting to come in now. They're taking looks at us, I guess. We're just taking it one day at a time."
All in all, Holliman is ready for the process to be over. Along with the incessant calls and letters, he's constantly working on becoming qualified. Holliman needs to either raise his GPA or improve his ACT score to meet eligibility requirements.
Holliman recently retook the ACT.
"It's kind of getting tiring, especially for me," Holliman said of the recruiting process. "I don't really know at this point."