Holloman scopes Tennessee

2012 Georgia OLB T.J. Holloman got a closer look at Derek Dooley, his staff and the University of Tennessee during his visit to the Volunteers junior day. Be sure to read as InsideTennessee.com brings you all the latest concerning this Atlanta prospect.

Georgia native and outside linebacker T.J. Holloman got a closer look at Derek Dooley and the Volunteers program during Tennessee's junior day.

Holloman was impressed after seeing the campus and facilities from somewhere other than the sidelines.

"It was pretty good, very informational," said Holloman. "I got to see all the new things they plan to get with the facilities and everything.

"I look forward to the brand new $46 million facility. It will be here my incoming freshman year, so I am excited about that."

Seeing Neyland Stadium from midfield and above was breathtaking for the Atlanta native, St. Plus X High School.

"It was a way different experience than seeing the stadium right in the heart of that stadium than being on the sidelines," said Holloman.

Derek Dooley has emphasized the fact that a player's choice is far more than just football. As a result, Holloman was shown a few highlights of what Tennessee has to offer academically.

"The academics I didn't know anything about all that. They have a study chart for each player and I didn't know that."

Holloman wasn't able to meet with Dooley directly during his visit, but he was able to talk to newly converted linebacker coach Peter Sirmon.

Tennessee was Holloman's third stop on the junior day merry-go-round. He has attended Alabama, Florida and Tennessee with plans to hit Auburn on the tour as well.

T.J. Holloman has offers from both South Carolina and Illinois.


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