Josh Holsey, who is a candidate to be the Georgia’s No. 1 college football prospect at DB for 2012, will pick between his finalists of Auburn, UGA, LSU and Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Holsey has been publicly favoring Auburn, the reigning BCS champion. Holsey was asked on Sunday night if Auburn was still his leader or were all four schools “even” with their chances?
“Um, they’re about even,” Holsey told the AJC.
UGA has made a late charge for speedy cornerback out of Creekside High School.
Quick recap: Holsey has said that UGA was his childhood favorite, and there was speculation that Holsey would’ve committed during an April visit. However, the Bulldogs didn’t offer at the time, with Holsey saying that was told to come back for UGA’s summer camp to audition for a scholarship. UGA changed its stance over the last 10 days, offering a scholarship (Holsey’s last in a stack of 24 offers) and attending Creekside’s spring scrimmage last Friday. Go here for more background on Holsey and UGA
Did it hurt UGA’s chances by offering later than many other schools? “Right now, I don’t really know. It’s OK. It didn’t really matter. So no, it’s all good, it didn’t hurt their chances.”
Holsey is attracted to Virginia Tech because of its reputation of developing DBs for the NFL. It also doesn’t hurt that his teammate, DB Davion Tookes, is also committed to Virginia Tech.
Holsey has made unofficial visits to three of his four finalists, with LSU being the only exception.
What about Tennessee? Some were surprised that Tennessee wasn’t among Holsey’s finalists because of his close connection with Eric Berry, the former Volunteers All-America safety now playing in the NFL. Berry is a graduate of Creekside High, and works out at the school during the offseason. Holsey says Berry is “like an older brother.”
What about Tennessee? “I really didn’t look that much into Tennessee,” Holsey said. “Eric has never pushed Tennessee on me. He’s not like that. When we’re together, he’s all about helping you become the best you can be. As far as colleges, he has always said pick the school that is the best for you academically and athletically.”
At Creekside, Holsey has started in the defensive secondary since his freshman year and has 19 interceptions, including 9 last year. Holsey turned into an overnight recruiting sensation — and national prospect — after being clocked at 4.31 in the 40-yard dash at the Rivals/VTO Georgia Elite Camp last month. If that wasn’t enough for the scouts, Holsey showed off his blazing speed as part of Creekside’s state championship 400-meter relay team.
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