DB Devonte Holloman (6-3 210) of South Pointe has taken official visits to Tennessee and USC, and he will visit LSU this weekend. He will set a visit with North Carolina, and Clemson also remains in the picture. Holloman visited USC last weekend for the LSU game with his family and enjoyed himself on his first ever visit to Williams-Brice Stadium. "It went real well," Holloman said. "I got to see a lot. My parents got to sit and talk with the coaches and experience a good game. It was exciting." Holloman said the defense deployed by the Gamecocks drew his attention. "They play three safeties, and for me it's a good chance that I can fight for some early playing time," Holloman said. "Coach (Ellis) Johnson and coach (Ron) Cooper do a good job there."
Holloman said he talked with those two coaches, and with his dad, had a conversation with Steve Spurrier before leaving town. "My dad is a big football fan, and he gets excited when he talks with somebody like that in history," he said.
Holloman had been a Clemson commitment until the Bowden resignation. He and recruiter Billy Napier have missed each other on the phone recently, but he said he's not closed the door on the Tigers. "I want to see who they hire or if they stick with coach (Dabo) Swinney," Holloman said. "I just want to talk to him (Swinney) and see where he plans to take the program."
Holloman said he will visit LSU this weekend by himself. He does not claim a favorite. He will not play in the Shrine Bowl but does plan to play in the North-South All Star Game in Myrtle Beach.