Creekside (Fairburn, GA) defensive back/wide receiver Joshua Holsey picked up three new offers recently, including one from national champion Auburn. The 5-11, 180-pound junior discussed his new offers as well as his plans for the spring in this latest recruiting update.
“Auburn has offered now. Kentucky and Louisville have offered. I have eight now,” said Holsey, who has also been offered by Georgia Tech, Maryland, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Holsey, who claims no favorite, enjoyed a visit to Auburn last week.
“It was very good,” he said. “All the coaches seem good to be around. It has a very good campus. The environment seems good. It’s nice.”
Unofficial recruiting visits to Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are up next. Holsey wasn’t sure of the specific date, but he’ll be in Blacksburg to see one of Tech’s first few spring practices. Teammate Davion Tookes, one of four 2012 class commits for the Hokies, doesn’t plan on making the trek.
“I just want to go and see what the whole campus is like. I want to talk to the coaches and see the whole environment, to see if I can picture myself there for the next four or five years,” Holsey said of what he looks for when making this college visits.
“I’ve never really been up [to Virginia Tech]. The only thing I know right now is that there is a cornerback with a similar last name as mine (laughs).”
Holsey has developed a solid relationship with primary recruiter Torrian Gray, who he calls approximately every two weeks.
“He’s just really cool. And kind of funny, too,” Holsey said of Gray. “He’s always making jokes. He e-mails a lot to check up on me and my family.”
Defensively, Holsey has played nothing but safety in his high school career. He is being recruited primarily as a corner on the next level because of his size, but the production he has enjoyed at safety is hard to ignore. In 2010 alone, Holsey compiled nine interceptions. He also totaled 13 touchdown catches on offense last season.
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