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Written by Andrew Spivey, July 21, 2015, 7 Comments,
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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.

 

Andrew Spivey

About Andrew Spivey

Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. landportJuly 21, 2015, 8:26 am

    Grant Holloway——where he would play’?: Perhaps as a 2-Star track prospect he should consider committing to Old Dominion, Liberty or William and Mary. Are things really that bad?

    • ctreshJuly 21, 2015, 9:04 am

      Where are you getting this information from, or are you just making it up yourself?? He’s ranked in the top 10 nationally in 7 different events, and was the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year for Virginia. There’s no way he’s just a 2* track recruit.

      If you’re talking about football, Rivals has him as a 4* recruit and he has offers from UGA, LSU, Michigan, Tenn, Miami, and Ole Miss.. oh yeah, and he was clocked running the 40 in 4.26 secs. But yeah you’re right, he should consider committing to Old Dominion bc he’s a bust.. we should definitely pass on this kid

    • ctreshJuly 21, 2015, 10:52 am

      I’m clearly talking about Grant Holloway who you called a 2* track recruit, and said that he should just commit to Old Dominion, Liberty, or William and Mary.. the kid is a phenomenal athlete

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyJuly 21, 2015, 3:20 pm

      Clearly not a 2 star prospect and he can play some ball.

    • scooterpJuly 21, 2015, 8:27 pm

      “Are things really that bad”….I guess so because you keep telling us they are. It makes you wonder….why even get out of bed in the morning? Life as a Gator is sooo depressing. It’s tough to see the incompetence with this program exist day in and day out. We should all seek therapy.

  2. ragmJuly 22, 2015, 7:59 am

    I think when you write an article on a player, there should be some bi-lines breaking him down, position, times and ratings. In the comment section I found out a possible 4.2 time in the 40, Mr. Track & Field for Virginia, 4 star in football and that you have one idiot reading your article. If this kid is a jumper he would be insane not coming here. The Gators have produced more jumpers than Penn State use to produce linebackers. You guys might not know about that, OMG, I’m sounding like my father did back in the day, OMG I did it again. Later.

  3. Andrew Spivey
    Andrew SpiveyJuly 21, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Who said that Florida is truly committed to Bailey? It’s a two way street.

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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.

 

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