Grassfield (Chesapeake, VA) wide receiver Grant Holloway is a coveted football recruit. This spring and summer, he is showing why he is a top track and field prospect as well.
The 6’2”, 180-pound Holloway earned all-state honors in the 110-meter hurdles, 300 hurdles, the 200 meters, high jump and long jump events. The talented athlete was in Eugene, Oregon, last week for the USATF Junior Championships, where he finished 3rd in the long jump behind KeAndre Bates of the University of Florida and Nate Moore of the University of Oregon. He was the youngest competitor at the event.
“It was a humbling experience,” Holloway said.
Holloway took advantage of the track opportunity to further explore the University of Oregon, which has now offered a scholarship and would allow him to compete in football and track. Clemson, Georgia, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the other scholarship opportunities the Grizzlies standout is considering.
Last week’s visit was Holloway’s first to Oregon.
“Oregon was wonderful,” he said. “It was humbling. I got to see Hayward Field (Oregon’s renowned track facility) and spend quality time with the (football and track) coaches there.”
Where does the coveted prospect stand in his recruitment?
“I’m still keeping doors open for all colleges,” Holloway said. “As football season comes, I want to get my list down. I want to commit before track season starts.”
Holloway and his parents will travel down to the University of Florida later this month for an unofficial visit. No other visits are planned at this point, though look for the Grassfield rising senior to see other schools as well in the coming months.
Virginia Tech has been and continues to be a serious contender for Holloway, who is certain that he wants to play football and run track on the major college level. The standout receiver further discussed his interest in the Hokies.
“I spoke with Coach Stiney recently. We do still have a good relationship,” Holloway said. “It’s close to home and most of my family and friends...
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