Justin Holman: QB commits to D1 school before visiting it

QB Justin Holman (247sports)

QB Justin Holman (247sports)

Stephenson High School, which is known as one of the state’s top producers of college football talent, is sending its quarterback to Central Florida.

Justin Holman committed to UCF over Wake Forest, Marshall, South Alabama and Florida International.

What’s interesting is that Holman made his decision without first taking a visit to UCF’s campus.

“I heard it was a great area and a great school from my [high school] coaches, and one of my former teammates who plays down there,” Holman  said.

“But the main reason was because of the UCF coaches, with how honest and genuine they were. They were honest and frank throughout the whole recruiting process. They were real, from the beginning. Honesty was key, and I appreciated it.

“I also know that Central Florida is going to the Big East in 2013, and that was a big thing for me. It’s an up-and-coming program.”

The 6-foot-4, 201-pounder is a dual-threat quarterback who was being recruited by most schools at the QB position. He got a looks from colleges last year when he made his debut as Stephenson’s starting quarterback.

Holman committed on Tuesday because he felt the timing was right. “I just wanted to go ahead and get it over before summer workouts. I need to be there so I can focus on team [chemistry]. I need to be there with my teammates, and not stressing out about recruiting.”

Holman said he also plans to graduate early and enroll at UCF in January.

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30 comments Add your comment

real

May 29th, 2012
4:57 pm

champagneshowers

May 29th, 2012
4:58 pm

UCF has an awesome campus so he’ll be more impressed when he visits East Orlando. It looks like a resort. It’s a Program to watch the next couple years, tons of upside. At 6′4″ his offer lists should be growing very soon

goldwreck

May 29th, 2012
5:03 pm

Anyone that has been to Disneyworld can get a mental picture of the campus.Well landscaped with a lot of palm trees.It’s not so surprising to not see the campus.Other than that,would their classrooms be any different from anyone else’s?
Congratulations are in order.

champagneshowers

May 29th, 2012
5:09 pm

goldwreck

May 29th, 2012
5:03 pm

“Other than that,would their classrooms be any different from anyone else’s?”

the ridiculous amount of hot coeds, people will laugh b/c they don’t know but it rivals both Florida State and Arizona State in that category. Thousands of hot girls from Palm Beach County.

A person SMART enough to know......

May 29th, 2012
5:25 pm

UCF is a HUGE SCHOOL………..George had a pretty good Duel Threat QB named Joe Hamilton.

“Stephenson High School, which is known as one of the state’s top producers of college football talent”

I wouldn’t say TALENT, but that the coaches do very well to get their kids offers. Stephenson has some GOOD players but they can’t WIN in the playoffs yet.

1eyedJack

May 29th, 2012
5:46 pm

Who is Stephenson High School recruiting to replace him?

Poopdawg

May 29th, 2012
6:27 pm

Congratulations Justin, and good luck.

See Rock City

May 29th, 2012
7:16 pm

Saban’s pulling another diamond out of the Georgia coal mines here today: “Alabama extended a scholarship offer to Marietta, Georgia star Parker McLeod, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect from Walton High School. McLeod is the teammate of another Alabama commit, running back Tyren Jones, and made a strong showing recently at the Atlanta Nike Football Training Camp alongside other nationally elite quarterback prospects.”

Poor CMR he is never first, but when he is they still flip to Alabama.

Loyal Fan

May 29th, 2012
8:23 pm

See Rock City,

(I am sure you have heard this before so I will phrase it with an intro you are probably use to seeing): I regret to inform you, but we appreciate your inquiry, we don’t need quarterbacks. We have that locked up this year. Thanks.

!!!

May 29th, 2012
8:24 pm

Another uga “DOPEHEAD” football player busted for MARY JANE………… IMAGINE THAT!!!

spider

May 29th, 2012
8:47 pm

go visit san diego state first, perfect weather for practice and games

Game Changer

May 29th, 2012
9:07 pm

@ seerockcity

I posted many times that B Ramsey was not close to a top 5 QB in the GA High School 2013 class and as things shake out he is battling to remain in the top 10. I just wonder what it is that UGA wants with a kid that never throws the ball, never won a big game, never played against top competition in high school, never played in a passing offense.

The Grinch

May 29th, 2012
9:43 pm

See Rock City
May 29th, 2012
7:16 pm

“Poor CMR he is never first, but when he is…”

Um…..brilliant statement there, I’ll tell you. So is he or isn’t he? BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The Grinch

May 29th, 2012
9:46 pm

Game Changer
May 29th, 2012
9:07 pm

So I guess Saban and Mulligan U didn’t have a clue as well since they were after him after committing to UGA. They only backed off when they got another commitment. And as any Mulligan U fan will tell you, Saban knows everything.

All Eyes on 3

May 30th, 2012
6:22 am

This kid is not good at all…. He had alot of talent around him last year at Stephenson. This year will be a different story. He couldn’t hit the side of a barn in their spring game a few weeks ago.

Stephenson Supporter

May 30th, 2012
7:47 am

all eyes on 3 the same can be said of all the QB’s that had talent around them. you are hating on a 16 year old kid get a life

Marine Jacket

May 30th, 2012
8:03 am

UCF and USF are in very nice areas. If one can adjust to the humidity, a nice time can be had there for 4 to 5 years.

Go Jackets!!!

Game Changer

May 30th, 2012
8:13 am

@ALL

The training facilities today available to high school athletes in Atlanta and surrounding metro counties is the best in the country today. UGA offered Brice Ramsey way to early in the process and got stuck in a tough position, not horrible but limited any future opportunities.

Qualifications to be recruited as a UGA QB:

Must play in a spread offense for all of high school career with some shotgun and pass the ball a minimum of 40% of the time.
Must have a 60% completion avg
Must compete each week against very high level of competition
Must be 6′2″ or taller
Must have a strong arm
Must run a 4.7 40 or faster
Must be able to carry 200 lbs in body weight or more ( prefer 210 or bigger )
Must have a very good gpa showing intelligence and learning ability
Must have resume with some big wins against teams as good or better
Must be the difference in the big win games that are as good or better
Must possess the character and image that will make alumni and university proud

A Murray meets 5 of these, failing on 6 of them
H Mason meets 10 of these, failing on 1 of them
C Lemay ( has not played enough ball for a rating )

M Stafford meets 11 of these, failing on 0 of them

B Ramsey meets 6 of these, failing on 5 ( this is better than A Murray )

Joe

May 30th, 2012
8:23 am

Someone should really beef Justin up on his history. If he does not know that O’Leary is a dirty liar, then he needs only to read back about O’Leary faking his resume and his rampant cheating at Tech. Technichally, Joe Hamilton was never even eligible at Tech, so whatever he did on the field is moot.

Game Changer

May 30th, 2012
8:42 am

Just to make it clear, Brice Ramsey’s missing 5 is because he plays at camden county. The fact that he was not moved two years ago to a high school where the spread offense was run and weekly competition was greater has totally stunted this kids growth, ashame.

Lakedawg

May 30th, 2012
8:55 am

Rock City and changer, we will see who the better QB is in college McLoed or Ramsey.

Somehow think college coaches can eveluate better than either of you 2.

Game Changer

May 30th, 2012
10:00 am

lakedawg: that is not the issue being discussed. My post points out the 11 critical factors when offering a high school QB a scholarship to UGA under the current offensive scheme.

There are QB’s in high school that have been taught and understand the UGA system before reaching the campus, this is not the case for Ramsey. It is not something that is learned in a two year period, takes many years to reach full potential and skill level, Ramsey has not even started that learning process. I am all UGA but I really believe that Ramsey is making a HUGE MISTAKE by signing at UGA. No way he takes a meaningful snap at UGA until 2016 at the earliest, that will suck for him and all the talk by his family about loyalty etc. will not longer mean anything to anyone, especially their own son Brice Ramsey.

Marty Funkhouser

May 30th, 2012
11:04 am

@ Game Changer:
Who developed the QB criteria you reference?

And why would it matter to Georgia if a QB runs the spread in HS?

champagneshowers

May 30th, 2012
1:37 pm

“spider

May 29th, 2012
8:47 pm

go visit san diego state first, perfect weather for practice and games”

That is true but some may not want to go that far from home to the West Coast. Always more exposure playing in the Eastern Time Zone

Rampdawg

May 30th, 2012
1:50 pm

.Game Changer, you are all UGA? that’s the biggest lie since OJ said “NOT GUILTY”
You need to stick with one name too, and another thing, I’ll take the thoughts of professional recruiting scouts over the ones of a name changer techmite any day .

Game Changer

May 30th, 2012
2:00 pm

@MartyF what is missing from the list of 11 qualifications and and or what would you remove and why?

@ rampdawg thoughts of professional scouts over my 11 qualifications. If you read closely you would see that Brice Ramsey could have been a minimum 9 out of 11 or higher but since his parents left him at camden county for his junior and senior year, 6 is the highest currently and he may be able to get to 7 before 2012 is over. Parents stagnated this kid, it is not Brice’s fault.

Marty Funkhouser

May 30th, 2012
2:37 pm

@GC

In regards to the list, I was just curious, wasn’t objecting.

That said,
(1) I wonder why you value the spread. Georgia doesn’t run it and never will with CMR
(2) I wonder why you devalue Camden County. They are one of the best programs in the state and they play 5A ball where you see the highest # of college FB players.

Game Changer

May 30th, 2012
3:34 pm

@MF

UGA claims to run the pro style offense but starting with Stafford, the move was more toward the spread offense in shotgun and passing 60% of the time regardless of formation. It has moved to a spread type plan vs pro style even more than ever in the year with Cox and now A Murray. Call it whatever one wants but UGA does not run a pro style offense nor do they run a true spread offense because of formation alignment but the plays are 100% spread and the shotgun is used all the time for the most part.

I am not knocking camden county football but the quality of opponents has never be there during any season and I am talking about the QB position only. By not attending a high school in a competitive region and not learning offensive passing game in the spread or shotgun B Ramsey is years behind those who do. Again, not B Ramsey fault.

down south fan

May 31st, 2012
9:39 am

Ok who gives a darn about a champship ring the coaches help with the student – athlete is more meaning than a buch of old farts ‘whining about a ring. Get a grip !!!!

To Tell the Truth

June 1st, 2012
1:25 pm

Yeah, he commits because he knows he can’t get in!!!!

LMFAO!!!!