2017 WR Jeremiah Holloman receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame’s interest in Jeremiah Holloman couldn’t be clearer.

The wide receiver recruit said he regularly communicates with Irish wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock and tight ends coach Scott Booker, who recruits in Georgia for Notre Dame.

On top of that, Holloman said he hears from head coach Brian Kelly at least every week.

Those conversations have led to mutual interest from Holloman.

“It’s very high,” Holloman said.

Holloman was talking about his interest in the Irish, but those words could also describe his ceiling as a football player. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound wide receiver caught 32 passes for 632 yards and seven touchdowns in his junior season at Newton High School in Covington, Ga.

But he still may be miles away from his potential. After recording a 40-yard dash of 4.48 seconds and a 41.2-inch vertical jump at The Opening Finals earlier this month, Holloman has shown his combination of size and athleticism.

Notre Dame’s coaching staff is trying to convince Holloman that he can maximize his talent in South Bend.

“The way they use receivers and how they utilize them,” Holloman said of the reason he’s interested in Notre Dame. “They’ve had good receivers, and I’ve seen how they’ve changed them from day one when they come in to where they’re at now.”

The career of Will Fuller, who was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in April less than four years after committing to the Irish as a three-star recruit, should help Notre Dame sell its ability to develop wide receivers. Garnering the interest of Holloman could come as a direct result.

247Sports slates Holloman as a four-star recruit and the No. 11 wide receiver in the 2017 class. Rivals ranks him as a three-star prospect and the No. 56 athlete.

Pinpointing favorites in Holloman’s recruitment can be a challenge. When asked where he’s at with identifying top schools, Holloman responded with, “I’m open.” The Peach State product has plenty of options to weigh. His offer list includes the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Michigan and USC.

But the Bulldogs should have the best chance with Holloman as they fight to keep him in his home state. Holloman, who lives an hour away from Athens, made his most recent visit to Georgia on July 16.

“I can go visit any time I want to,” Holloman said.

Finding time to visit Notre Dame is substantially harder, but Holloman doesn’t expect that to stop him from seeing South Bend before his recruitment ends. Lining up a visit will be the next step in Notre Dame’s attempt to add Holloman to its 2017 recruiting class.

“Eventually I’ll get a visit up there,” Holloman said. “If not sometime this summer, I’ll get one sometime in the fall for a game or something.”

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Wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman, a 2017 recruit, reported a Notre Dame offer April 21, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)