Tampa (Fla.) Alonso athlete Brandon Holloway has enjoyed the start of the spring football season, even though he has been pulling double-duty while completing his season on the track.
"It has really started well," Holloway said. "I worked with the team the first three days and things went real well. I feel like I am back on track from where I ended at last year. I just had to turn my focus to track at the end of the week."
After his first few days of practice, Holloway had to return his attention to the state finals in track and field. The talented speedster participated in the 100 meter, 200 meters, and 4X4 relay this past weekend at the state finals. Disappointingly for Holloway, a false start in the qualifying round of the 200 meters, his best event, eliminated him from competition.
With his focus now fully on football for the next few weeks, Holloway is planning to keep a close eye on which college coaches drop in on him.
"I know Miami, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Bowling Green has come by so far for spring," Holloway said. "I am expecting to see a lot more though."
Holloway is nearly at double-digit offers, claiming Arizona State, Colorado State, Florida International, Mississippi State, North Texas, South Alabama, Temple, Toledo, and Western Kentucky. Amongst those offers, the recent one from Dan Mullen's Bulldogs stands out simply because it is his first SEC offer.
"Mississippi State was a pretty big one," Holloway said. "I know they have a good football team there. I also know they have a good track program there as well, which is another plus to add on. I thought it was really nice. I also got to talk to some people around my school who already know about Mississippi State a little bit and they just told me it is a good school."
Numerous other schools including Central Florida, Miami, and South Florida have shown interest in Holloway.
When his spring season concludes, he intends to sit down and start working on a short list of options with regards to his recruitment.
"I don't have anything definite right now," Holloway said. "When spring football ends, I am just going to sit down and talk with my coach and make a list of the schools I am going to take unofficial and official visits to."
Upon taking visits, he knows what he is looking for in his future home.
"My main focus right now is football because that is what I am getting a scholarship for," Holloway said. "Track will just be an add-on to wherever it is I end up at. I definitely want a school with a good area around it, a place where I can see myself spending the next four or five years. I also want a good academic program in case football doesn't work out."
As a junior, Holloway had 406 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 97 carries. He also played defensive back and special teams. On special teams, he returned eigh punts for 130 yards and nine kickoffs for 188 yards.