Florida Lineman Names Top Three

Lake Highland (Orlando, FL) standout offensive lineman Maurice Holloway is one of the top offensive line prospects in the Sunshine State this year, and the 6'7, 320 pound force in the trenches has three impressive scholarship offers to his credit, including a recent tender from South Carolina.

"Right now I have official offers from N.C. State, Auburn, and South Carolina."

Holloway, who has not yet been rated by Scout.com, claims three schools at the top of his list.

"Well, my favorites right now are Florida State, N.C. State, and South Carolina."

Holloway took the time to describe what he likes about his three favorites.

N.C. State - "With N.C. State, Coach (Chuck) Amato is a really good coach. Just this past April, he sent three guys in the first round of the NFL draft. He knows what he's doing, and he's a really good defensive coach. "

Florida State - "With Florida State, I've been a Florida State fan ever since I was little, and it would be a privilege to play for Bobby Bowden."

South Carolina - "With South Carolina, I like their offense. I like their passing schemes with Steve Spurrier and their run-and-gun type offense. It's real interesting."

Holloway has already struck up a relationship with his South Carolina recruiter and potential position coach, John Hunt.

"He (John Hunt) is a good coach. He coached one of the guys from my school, Matt Starks, who is in the NFL right now, when he was at Florida. I talked to Matt, and he says he's a good coach. He knows what he's talking about, and he knows how to get the fundamentals and get you technically sound."

Holloway, who bench presses over 400 pounds, said he is looking forward to taking his official visits this fall.

"I know I'm going to take one to N.C. State and Florida State, and I'm not totally sure about the other visits I have." When asked if he is planning on visiting South Carolina, he replied, "Probably so."

The talented lineman stated that a couple of factors will ultimately play into his decision.

"Really, it's two reasons. One is my family and being able to have my mom and aunt come watch me play. Two is really playing time. I want to be able to get in, learn the offense, and play immediately to get game experience down."

He also knows when he would like to make his decision.

"Probably right after when the season is over."

When asked to describe himself as a player, Holloway stated that his athleticism and his experience are what set him apart.

"Really, I'm almost like an athlete, because I feel I can play anything on the defensive or offensive line. I play other sports too, which gives me the advantage of being a little quicker than the guy in front of me or the guy next to me. With me playing four years of varsity, it also helps give me the jump, because I know the kind of level of dedication that you've got to have to play at the next level."

However, Holloway also mentioned a couple of areas he would like to improve in.

"Probably my footwork and awareness, with quicker feet and better awareness of the ball."

Lastly, Holloway stated a few goals that he has set for himself heading into his senior year.

"My goal is just to get better, but not only as an athlete, also as a student. I want to get my grades higher than what they are and my SAT scores higher than what they are. My goal is to achieve not just athletic stuff by being All-State or Mr. Football, but also being an academic All-American."

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