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Creekside (Fairburn, GA) defensive back/wide receiver Joshua Holsey may reside in SEC country, but that hasn’t prevented ACC programs from being in hot pursuit. The 5-11, 180-pound junior boasts five scholarship offers and all five are from the ACC.
College coaches cannot extend written scholarship offers to rising high school seniors until August 1, but Georgia Tech, Maryland, N.C. State and Virginia Tech had verbally offered Holsey before this week. Yesterday, the promising prospect received some more good news.
“My mom texted me congratulations,” Holsey said. “I didn’t know what she was talking about at first, so I asked her and she said I got another offer. She told me Virginia offered me.”
Virginia Tech, which has received a commitment from Creekside junior cornerback Davion Tookes, was the first to offer. Receiving his first offer “is the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Holsey said.
Does being the first school to offer give Virginia Tech an edge?
“Being the first one made me really interested in Virginia Tech,” Holsey said. “As a matter of fact, I’m going up to watch a spring practice. Coach [Torrian] Gray really likes me, so he wants me to come up to a practice this spring. The first offer really helped me out, but right now I’m open to everybody.”
Holsey, who grew up a Georgia fan, has taken in games at Alabama, Auburn and Georgia. He’ll attend a spring practice at Virginia Tech, but this summer will be his busiest time in terms of making college visits. At this point, the standout prospect is not sure where he will visit this summer, but he does have an idea of what he is looking for in a school.
“I’m looking for a place where I feel I can go into the defensive scheme. I’m looking for a place I feel I’m at home, where I can play and compete,” Holsey said.
Is there any favorite in terms of conference?
“I would love to play in the SEC because I like the competition,” Holsey said. “The ACC or SEC would be great.”
College coaches are in pursuit of Holsey for his talents on the defense, where he earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors last season as a junior. Holsey recorded nine interceptions from the safety spot while hauling in 13 touchdowns...
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