The Syracuse University football recruiting class of 2016 has been filling up fast this summer, and right now it looks like only about five or six spots remain open. One of those slots could be taken on Tuesday afternoon when Camden, New Jersey defensive end Jamal Holloway makes his college decision. Holloway is a teammate of current linebacker commit Dymelle Parker.
Next week could be a big one for the Syracuse coaching staff, with not only Holloway but also priority hybrid target Moe Neal set to decide. Holloway will be making his pick at 1:00 p.m. on July 28, and Neal will follow on Saturday, August 1. Both players recently visited at the same time and each reported a fantastic trip to campus, and Orange fans should be feeling pretty good about where things stand with both players.
Holloway is a 6-foot-4, 215 pound weakside DE prospect who is still relatively new to the sport. Holloway is a basketball player still making the transition to football, and has actually scored more than 1,000 points in his high school hoops career. Last season he averaged 16.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game for the Camden basketball team, so his athleticism certainly is not in question. Once he adds about 20-25 pounds, he could be a terror as an edge rusher.
Holloway will be picking from a group that includes Syracuse, Temple, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Old Dominion. Right now, Syracuse and Temple appear to be the favorites. I’m predicting that Holloway will be the next member of Syracuse’s class of 2016.