Virginia Tech High On Grant Holloway’s List

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Grassfield’s (Chesapeake, VA) Grant Holloway showed off his outstanding speed during this past Sunday’s The Opening camp/combine event held at Centreville High School (Clifton, VA), running the 40 in 4.32 seconds (electronically-timed). Clemson, East Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech have taken notice of the 6’2”, 185-pound junior’s potential on the football field and come through with scholarship offers. With the Spring Evaluation Period now underway, Holloway’s list of offers could easily grow in the coming weeks.

Asked on Sunday if there is a favorite or a top group of schools, Holloway said: “It was a top three, but as more offers come in then views change. Virginia Tech, UVa, Georgia, Tennessee… I’m waiting for my offer from Florida State.”

Virginia Tech has been high on Holloway’s list throughout. The talented athlete didn’t name a clear favorite in this interview, but it was clear he has a great relationship with Virginia Tech primary recruiter, Bryan Stinespring.

“Coach Stiney. That says it all. Love him to death,” Holloway said when asked about his interest in the Hokies.

Holloway has already taken one visit to Blacksburg and plans to return this Saturday for the Spring Game (he may make the trek alongside Ocean Lakes sophomore wide receiver Tajh Capehart). He has visited Tennessee as well. This summer he plans to see Florida, Florida State, and possibly Oregon.

Holloway said he is waiting for an offer from Florida State. He listed Florida and Oregon as two dream schools, though at this point it doesn’t appear either program is on the verge of offering.

“Two big schools I’ve always dreamed I’d be at,” Holloway said of Florida and Oregon.

The Grassfield star has no definitive timetable in place for when he will make a college commitment, though he says he may “chop down” his list “here pretty soon.”

One thing is certain, though. Wherever Holloway goes to college, he plans to pursue two sports.

“I want to do both track and football at whatever school I go. That’s my goal,” said Holloway, the reigning 6A indoor track state champion in the 55-meter hurdles and long jump. He also captured a national indoor title in the