Two scholarships are in for Asheville, N.C. athlete Tysean Holloway. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder believes more offers are on the verge and claims four schools stick out at this time.
"I still have two offers (Georgia Tech, North Carolina," he said. "Florida State is on the verge of giving me an offer. Illinois sent me a personal letter and I talked to them, they really like me. I'm talking to NC State a lot and Oregon, Clemson, Stanford, Nebraska and Arkansas are showing a lot of interest."
At this point in time, Holloway claims four leaders.
"There are more like four schools I'm really high on," he said. "Florida State being one, even with all those running backs that committed this year, I like competition. I like Oregon, they look good and if you feel good you play good, it's as simple as that.
"I really like North Carolina and Illinois too. North Carolina is just the coaches. I really like the coaches; they were the ones I first connected with when the process started. I've talked to the coach at Illinois and he seemed really cool, plus Rashard Mendenhall is now one of the best running backs in the NFL and he's from there. They are rebuilding, but I could help them get there to compete."
Holloway plans to start visiting some of these schools in the near future.
"I haven't started visiting yet, but Illinois is sometime soon, Clemson is on March 30th too, that's a team football thing. I also have Florida State for their spring game."'
Holloway had a breakout junior season that saw him earn all-West North Carolina and all-state honors after rushing for 1,891-yards and 29 touchdowns.
"Honestly, I think what stands out about me is the fact I might look skinny, but I pack a lot behind me, I'm not going to stand down, I'm coming at you, that's my mentality."
A versatile prospect, Holloway could play either side of the ball as a running back, wide receiver or cornerback, does he have a preference?
"I don't really care what I play. If they need me, I'm ready to play it doesn't matter to me. I'd prefer to stay on offense."