There’s something about former Creekside High School football stars attending games that brings out the best in Josh Holsey, the AJC Super 11 selection who may be the state’s No. 1 cornerback.
Eric Berry, the NFL defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs, gave a rousing pep talk to Creekside before Saturday’s game and then sat in the stands to watch Holsey score thrice in a win over Riverdale, including an interception return and two touchdown catches.
Last week, with Florida State safety Terrance Parks watching on, Holsey scored five touchdowns in the 45-7 win over Forest Park. The TD breakdown: 2 catches, 2 runs out of the Wildcat formation and a kickoff return.
Parks was so blown away by Holsey’s dominating presence that he went back to FSU and raved to his coaches about Holsey, who committed to Auburn. Evidently, FSU’s coaches liked what they heard because they are in now hot pursuit of Holsey, who said he will take an official visit with the Seminoles.
“I want to take official visits to Florida State, LSU and Auburn,” Holsey said. “That’s the only three I know right now. I might, I just might go on an official visit to Georgia. There’s nothing for sure yet.”
What about Auburn fans worried about Holsey visiting other schools? He said he’s still committed to Auburn and said, “I’m just going on the visits for the experience. I’ve never been to LSU or Florida State. I want to go and check out the campuses and everything.”
UPDATE: Kenno Loyal, a running back from Columbia High School, has committed to Ole Miss, according to Columbia coach Mario Allen. Loyal tried to commit to Auburn last spring.
Here’s video of Josh Holsey …
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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