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Recruiting heats up for 2012 NC athlete

Recruiting is heating up for Asheville, N.C. 2012 athlete Tysean Holloway. Colleges from across the country are taking a serious look at the 6-foot-0, 180-pounder.
"I haven't received any offers, but Georgia Tech has been by the school and they told one of my coaches that I was most likely an early offer," he said. "Duke has said the same thing.
"I also have Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, East Carolina, Florida State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, LSU, Louisville, NC State and Wake Forest showing interest."
Although he's taken visits to a few schools including Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Georgia and Tennessee, Holloway was most recently at a game in Chapel Hill a few weeks back.
"I went about two or three weeks ago," he said. "They treated me really well and it was a really good trip. They talked to me a lot and the coach wants me as a safety."
Coming up, Holloway has plans to head to Georgia Tech for their November 13th game against Miami.
At this point in time, the Yellow Jackets appear to have an early edge.
"I like Georgia Tech," he said. "I was looking at it and I want to go into the engineering field. That really caught my eye first and then the coaches and I have really good chemistry. The players there are cool, I really like it up there. I also have a lot of family around there too."
One other school in pursuit has already caught Holloway's interest.
"I was really surprised to hear from Florida State," he said. "I've always liked their school and thought they wouldn't show any interest."
With interest piling up and offers likely, what does the versatile prospect want in a college?
"I want it to be like home and know I have a great education," he said. "I don't want to just be a player, I want to be a scholar.
"To me, location doesn't matter. I have family stationed all over because of the military. So, that's not a factor to me. It's more about how I transition and fit in down there."
Holloway plays a number of positions in high school and is getting various looks at the next level.
"I play running back, quarterback, punter, cornerback, safety and I'm being recruited for all of those except punter," he said. "I don't really care what position I am recruited for, I'm cool with whatever let's me to play."
As a sophomore last season, Holloway played tailback and earned all-conference and all-state honors after rushing for 1,548-yard and 24 touchdowns.
So far this season through six games Holloway has approximately 900-yards rushing.
Interestingly, Georgia Tech is recruiting the North Carolina product as a quarterback.
"I played quarterback my freshman year and did really well."
So, outside of his clear versatility, what else stands out about Holloway as a player?
"No matter if we're winning or losing I always give 120% out there," he said. "We recently had a devastating loss, 41-13 to A.C. Reynolds and we didn't expect that at all, but I had the most rushing yards in that game and I didn't give up. I just thought, I wasn't going to lose going halfway, so I gave it my all."
A track athlete as well, Holloway runs the 4x1, 4x2 and 200 meter and made it to the regionals for the team events.
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