The Virginia Tech Hokies are starting to focus more and more on recruiting for the Class of 2016 as they make the final push with Class of 2015 recruiting. After National Signing Day, the Hokies’ main focus on the recruiting trail will be on the Class of 2016.
One player that the Hokies are in good position for is Grant Holloway.
Nov 1, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) with the ball as Boston College Eagles defensive back Manuel Asprilla (21) defends in the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Holloway is a three-star wide receiver and safety from Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, Virginia that has drawn plenty of interest. Holloway currently has 9 offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina, East Carolina, Charlotte, Richmond, and Coastal Carolina.
One intriguing thing with Holloway is he has the talent to be a dual-sport athlete at the collegiate level in football and track and field. Holloway is a state champion hurdler and quality high jumper which translates well in terms of athleticism to the football field whether he ends up on offense or defense.
At a Tennessee camp over the summer, Holloway ran a 4.26 40 yard dash which is extremely impressive and proves he has the speed to play at wide receiver, cornerback, or safety. That type of speed also makes Holloway a potential return man at the collegiate level.
Grant Holloway is a tremendous athlete that could rise up some recruiting boards this spring. Holloway is ranked as the 75th best wide receiver and 13th best junior in Virginia by the 247 Sports Composite while Rivals has him as Virginia’s 29th best junior.
Holloway’s current top 3 consists of Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Tennessee as reported by Ryan Bartow of 247 Sports. Virginia Tech also was the first team to offer Holloway a scholarship and based on this quote Holloway told Bartow, Virginia Tech seems to be the leader right now.
"He said Virginia Tech offered first. “It’s a nice place and I call it home,” Holloway said."
The fact that Holloway calls Virginia Tech is an absolutely great sign for the Hokies in this recruiting battle. Tennessee and Virginia will provide solid challenges for the Hokies and there will likely be more programs that consider offering Holloway over the next few months.
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Bryan Stinespring seems to be leading the charge for Holloway, and has helped put the Hokies in a good position to get this talented athlete. However, Stinespring will continue to make a strong push, and hopefully get him to commit to the Hokies over Virginia and Tennessee.
Right now, the Hokies seem to be in a very good position to get speedster Grant Holloway, but Virginia and Tennessee are definitely going to be solid challengers.
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