The Florida Gators campus has been a busy one this summer with the football staff hosting dozens upon dozens of prospects on unofficial visits.
Last Tuesday the Gators hosted receiver Grant Holloway (6-2, 182, Chesapeake, VA Grassfield) on a visit where he got to talk to both the football and track coaches.
“It was awesome, I loved everything about it,” Holloway said of his Florida visit. “From both standpoints of track and football, I enjoyed it and had a great time with my family. Florida is a great fit for me both academically and athletically.”
A lot of Florida’s coaches were on vacation, but one coach was on campus and he got to have a lot of time with Holloway during his visit to Gainesville.
“I just talked to the defensive backs coach [Kirk Callahan] because the rest of the coaches were on vacation,” he said. “He was just telling me that I fit in good with the program. He said that I fit in well on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. He said that he knows that I’m a great athlete and that I can be a big help.”
Holloway is known for his impressive track career and that’s something that has a lot of schools interested in him. A two-sport star, Holloway likes what Florida can offer both on the gridiron and on the track.
“The track program is a plus on my side,” Holloway said. “I have some friends going there already so I knew Coach [Mike] Holloway already. I knew a lot about the track program already so this was more about seeing the football side of things.”
Holloway would like to continue playing football and running track at the next level but he’s waiting on an important offer from the Gators.
“I would like to play both track and football in college,” he said. “Florida has already offered me a track scholarship but Coach Callahan said that Florida would be in touch with me soon about a football offer. I have a lot of confidence that I will get an offer from Florida.”
If Florida offers Holloway a football scholarship then the Gators would be the team to beat as it has been a dream offer for the receiver.
“Florida is the offer that I really want to get and has been since I was a little kid,” Holloway said. “I’m really waiting to see what happens with them right now before I make any kind of decision.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Holloway is a big time track prospect but the biggest question is where he would play on the football field? Florida has talked to him about defense some, but they could also see him as a slot receiver.