One of the major needs for Miami in the 2017 recruiting cycle is big play receivers. The Hurricanes original target to fill that need was Deerfield Beach (Fla.) 5-star WR Jerry Jeudy, but he recently ended his recruitment and committed to Alabama.
The Canes are still chasing a lot of targets to fill their receiver needs including Amite (La.) 5-star Devonta Smith, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) 5-star Trevon Grimes, and others. But one target the Canes might be a real contender for is Covington (Ga.) four-star Jeremiah Holloman.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pounds prospect, who was once committed to Michigan, has some real interest in the Hurricanes. Miami offered him back on July 2nd and ever since that day Miami has been trending up his list of schools. One of the main reasons for Miami’s recent rise is because of the constant contact and the growing relationship between Holloman and the coaching staff.
“We speak everyday, we just talk about anything that comes to mind from football to food,” Holloman said about Miami. “We have an open relationship. I talk to Coach Dugans and Coach Richt and we are talking business, but also have time to throw jokes out there and just getting to know each other.”
Holloman just recently released a list of his top 12 schools, which included schools like Tennessee, Penn State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Michigan State, LSU, Oklahoma State, North Carolina, USC, Oregon and the in-state favorite Georgia. Many experts have pegged the Bulldogs to land Holloman. However, Miami’s recruiting ambassador, Deejay Dallas, is doing some heavy recruiting in order to change that.
“I think highly of the program, I see a lot of potential and a third comeback of the U. Deejay and I are like brothers, we speak a lot. He just talks to me about how fun it would be playing together.”
Despite how much the Hurricanes have been trending up, Holloman still hasn’t been on campus for a visit yet. Well, that will change quickly in the fall as he plans to take an official visit on October 8th when Miami takes on Florida State.
“Miami is a high priority school, I’ll take an official visit for the Florida State game. This will be the first time. Looking forward to just getting to visit the school, meeting the staff, seeing the environment, and all.
Holloman doesn’t have a set date for his commitment, the plan is to make his announcement “whenever the time feels right.” That’s actually a great thing for Miami fans because if he made his commitment in the near future it would most likely be to Georgia. If Miami keeps trending up like they are now, and impress him when he visits on October 8th, they might become a major threat.