Tennessee continues to be a leading contender for the Scout No. 185 prospect in the 2017 class.
“Everyone that I talk to there, they’re just all great people,” Jeremiah Holloman said. “They really think highly of me, and I feel like I can be a great piece to Tennessee.”
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Holloman seeks a school “somewhere with a great education, a coaching staff that pushes me to be the best person that I can be outside of football, somewhere that my family really likes, a place that when I get there I always feel at home and don’t really have to always be at home. It’s like my home away from home.”
Knoxville could be that home for the four-star prospect and No. 27 wide receiver in the nation. If it is, some of the credit for signing the pass catcher would go to Tennessee passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni.
Azzanni would be the Scout 300 talent’s position coach if Holloman signed with Tennessee. The two stay in touch.
“It’s a great relationship,” Holloman said. “Me and him talk on a daily basis.
“He’s a great person. He loves his family. He treats everyone with respect. He’s that type of coach and type of person you want to have around you.”
“(Azzanni) was saying if I come in and work hard, the sky is the limit for me,” said Holloman, who was committed to Michigan for two months this past winter.
The Covington, Georgia, native made his first visit to Tennessee’s campus on April 2 and saw Team 120 at work on Shields-Watkins Field. Holloman said he wanted to see “high intensity, coaches getting after it, correcting players on things they can be corrected on, just everyone trying to be the best.”
Holloman said that there’s a “100-percent” chance that Tennessee gets an official visit. He wants to visit Rocky Top when the Big Orange hosts Florida on Sept. 26. He also plans to enroll in college in January.
Holloman is a teammate at Newton with four-star outside linebacker Jaquan Henderson, who also has a Tennessee scholarship offer.
In 2015, Holloman earned the GHSA Class AAAAAA state championship in the triple jump (47-05.50) in spite of being injured. Holloman also placed sixth in both the high jump (6-04) and the long jump (22-00.25).