Sunday, November 16, 2008

Safety Holloman commits to S. Carolina

Rock Hill South Pointe defensive back DeVonte Holloman committed to South Carolina, Stallions coach Bobby Carroll said.

Holloman, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior, moved to Rock Hill during the summer after playing three seasons at N.C. power Independence, where he won two state 4AA state championships in three seasons.

National recruiting service ranks Holloman as the No. 2 safety in the country and the top overall recruit in South Carolina.

Holloman had withdrawn his commitment to Clemson after Tigers coach Tommy Bowden was fired this season. Now he'll play for Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks in the SEC.

"He's just got great leadership qualities. He leads by example," Carroll said. "He's not very vocal. He's a great kid. He's articlulate and he's having fun. He's good football players."

South Pointe (12-0), in its third year of varsity football, will plays Berkeley at home Friday in second round of playoffs. Berkeley beat South Pointe in the second round of the 2007 S.C. 4A playoffs. --Langston Wertz Jr.