It’s hard to find many prospects on the rise in the South like Jeremiah Holloman.
The Scout No. 191 prospect in the 2017 class continues to add one Southeastern Conference offer after another, including one from Tennessee.
“It’s a lot of blessings, and I’ve been working for this,” Holloman told InsideTennessee. “It’s just finally coming.
“It’s been great. I’m keeping my focus. Schools have gotten a chance to look at me finally and they see the skill and what I’m capable of doing. I’ve just been staying focused and continue doing what I’ve been doing.”
The Scout four-star prospect made his first trip to Knoxville on Saturday and sat down with Vols coaches, including Butch Jones and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni.
“It was great,” Holloman said. “Meeting with coach Jones, coach Z, everyone, getting a chance to talk with families, players, everything. It was just a great experience. This is my top now. I really love Tennessee.”
The visit brought about a major move in the wideout’s list of top schools with Tennessee being named the leader, followed by Georgia with Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and South Carolina trailing.
“(Tennessee) separated a little bit today,” Holloman said.
The Volunteers jumped up because of “just the staff here, there’s something different about it. It’s just something different about the program. Not even really sure what it is but there’s something special about it.
“Everything about the program (surpassed expectations). It raised the bar.
“I had already loved Tennessee, but it’s just raised the bar being able to come here and be around the family and whatnot.”
Team 120 had a situational scrimmage on Shields-Watkins Field that the prospect and his family were able to view.
“They’re very fundamentally sound,” Holloman said of the Vols. “I feel like they would really help me form into a better man and a better football player.”
Jones stepped away from the action momentarily to welcome the Holloman crew to Rocky Top.
“That means a bunch to me, him taking time out of his day to come talk to me and my family like how he did today just means that I’m a high priority to him.”
The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder sees coordinator Mike DeBord’s offense working well for his talents.
“I feel like I fit in perfectly with that offense, and I feel like that would be a great place for me to go,” Holloman said.
Holloman plans to enroll in college in January but is “not too sure” when he will make his declaration.
Clemson, Florida, LSU and Miami (Fla.) figure to get visits. It remains to be seen if any of those programs can catch up to Tennessee where Holloman said “everything blew my mind.”