Auburn Hills (Mich.) Avondale running back Joshuwa Holloman already held an offer from Cincinnati before Friday's visit, but his first experience on their campus convinced him to be a Bearcat.
"My family liked it and I came home, talked it over with them and it was a done deal," Holloman said. "Why was it a done deal? Because going through so much of this recruiting process, what stood out the most is they actually want me and I want them. I was pretty much their first-option guy."
Because Holloman held an offer from Cincinnati already, he had the basis of a relationship with their coaches. Being able to interact with them in-person, though, gave the three-star prospect a greater appreciation for the staff and campus.
"When I got there I didn't know what to expect," Holloman said. "I got to work with Coach (Eddie) Gran, I liked how he coached and I like his background. He believed in me and respected me. They have nice facilities and it is pretty welcoming there."
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Holloman is a two-time defending 100-meter champion in the state of Michigan. His speed is a tremendous asset, and Cincinnati wants to use that in their backfield.
"They want me for running back and only running back," Holloman said. "There might be times where they throw me out in the slot for a quick route, but they want me to be their running back. That's what I am looking for."
Holloman said the Cincinnati football staff is also on-board with him running track in college, and he plans to pursue both sports in a Bearcats uniform.