Clemson University

Holloman decommits from Clemson, to visit USC

DeVonte Holloman
DeVonte Holloman

Clemson recruit DeVonte Holloman, a former Independence High star, has decommitted.

Holloman, a 6-3, 215-pound senior, transferred from Independence to Rock Hill South Pointe at the beginning of the season. He said he "was surprised but not surprised" when he heard about Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden being fired Monday morning.

"I wasn't expecting it at the beginning of the season," Holloman said. "Maybe at the end, but it's not a situation I want to go into -- with a whole new head coach and all the changes that will probably happen. I want to go somewhere a little more stable."

Holloman is considered the nation's No. 2 recruit at safety. He took an unofficial visit to Tennessee last month and plans to take official visits to South Carolina this week and LSU Oct. 25. He said he also wanted to visit North Carolina and was in the process of contacting the Tar Heels coaches who initially recruited him.

Holloman, a 4.0 student, said he still plans to graduate in December and enroll in his new school in January. He said that new school would come from one of the campuses he visits.

"I'm wide open again," Holloman said of his recruiting prospects.

-- Langston Wertz