Four-star Nashville (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy fullback David Holbert says he couldn’t have asked for a better visit than what took place this past weekend at Florida.
“I loved it down there,” he said. “It was just great – the coaches, the players, the campus, the weather. I loved everything. It was a lot better than I thought it would be.
“I had (four-star Alabama running back) Markus Manson down there trying to talk me into committing and coming down there with him. He said we’d make a good combo in the backfield, me and him. I’ve hear he’s a great running back, real fast. I wouldn’t mind playing in front of him.
“I also spent some time hanging out with a bunch of their other players – O.J. Small, Channing Crowder and a dude named Terrence they called ‘Hot Tamale.’ They were all cool. They were the type of people I could see myself fitting in with. They were not only good football players, but talked about their academics and all that stuff. That kind of impressed me.”
Holbert (6-1, 225, 4.6) is rated the No. 4 fullback in the nation by Rivals.com.
Early in the conversation, he stated that he had trimmed his list to three – Florida, Tennessee and Auburn.
“They’re all pretty even right now,” he said. “It’s a close call.”
Asked what happened to LSU, one of his early leaders and a school he had scheduled for an official visit this weekend, he said: “I don’t know. I might not take that one because I haven’t heard from them in a while. I don’t know if they ran out of scholarships or found somebody else or what.”
And then the call waiting kicked in on Holbert’s phone.
“You’re not going to believe this,” he said, “but that’s LSU calling right now.”