VIDEO: Josh Holsey commits to Auburn over UGA, LSU and Virginia Tech (UPDATED)

Creekside’s Josh Holsey, one of Georgia’s top defensive backs for 2012, said Auburn was second to none after committing to the SEC school on Tuesday.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound cornerback picked Auburn over UGA, LSU and Virginia Tech among his 24 early scholarship offers.

“I just thought it was the right school for me to go to and pursue my future, and do what I want to do in life and be the best person I can be,” Holsey told the AJC. “Auburn is the right place for me to go.”

Who finished runner-up for Holsey? “I really don’t know. I’ve had my mind set on Auburn for a minute so … Auburn was 1-4.”

Josh Holsey with the Auburn baseball cap in front of the Creekside flag (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

Josh Holsey with the Auburn baseball cap in front of the Creekside flag (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

What about UGA? The Bulldogs were his childhood favorite but the last to offer out of 24 schools. “They were serious contenders. I figured they recruited me too late. I wasn’t able to get over there and talk to the coaches as much as I did at Auburn.”

Holsey said he committed early because he wanted to shift his focus to his senior year of football at Creekside.

Creekside coach Johnny White said Holsey was “the best we’ve had since Eric Berry.” Holsey has 19 career interceptions, including 9 last year as a junior.

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[...] Creekside’s Josh Holsey picked adult an Auburn shawl over UGA, LSU and Virginia Tech on Tuesday and we have it all on video here. [...]

valley boy32

May 26th, 2011
11:01 am

can someone tell me how and why are uga the last one to offer kids in this state scholarships this is always the excuse for these kids if we’re not paying attention to our own kids in our backyard what the freakin point of recruiting

It Ain't Rocket Science

May 26th, 2011
11:09 am

FootballAnalyst,

Those 5′9″ corners sure did a job on A. J.Green and J. Jones last year didn’t they? DB’s also include safeties so what is your point there. Successful CB’s have strong lines that rush the QB, so that he throws in a hurry or before the WR’s can clear the coverage.

Frankly

May 26th, 2011
11:46 pm

Good luck, that is all.

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