October 13, 2008
Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe safety DeVonte Holloman committed to Clemson in May but has since decided to take a look around. Now with the firing of Tommy Bowden on Monday, Holloman has decided he's no longer a Tiger. What schools will have the best chance to move in?
"I'm not very happy about it," Holloman said of the firing of Bowden. "I'm not sure I'm done with Clemson or not for good but it's not a good situation. I am calling them tonight to de-commit and open things back up again. I wanted to go to Clemson, but I don't like the situation where the head coach is gone and who knows what will happen with the assistants."
The 6-foot-2, 214-pounder took an official visit to Tennessee a few weeks ago and has an official scheduled with South Carolina this weekend and with LSU for Oct. 24. What other schools could get into the mix?
"I'm not sure," he said. "I called John Blake from North Carolina and left him a message so we'll see if UNC is interested. I'd also like to hear from Florida and Alabama but I'm not sure if they're done at my position or not. I'm actually open to anyone who is interested in me although I don't want to go north, I'd rather stay in the Southeast."
Holloman is ranked as the No. 7 safety in the country and is No. 83 in the Rivals100. LSU and South Carolina might be the teams to beat.
"I liked Tennessee but I keep hearing rumors about Phillip Fulmer as well and I don't want to go into a situation like I've been in with Clemson. I don't want to jump from one fire to another. I'm going to take my time with this and see what happens."
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