Tag:Josh Hosley
Posted on: May 24, 2011 6:27 pm

Auburn grabs commitment from top Georgia corner

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The state of Georgia has been one of the top talent producing states in the country over the past few years and just across the state line in Alabama at Auburn, they've taken advantage and used several Georgia athletes to propel them to a BCS championship.

Gene Chizik and the rest of the coaching staff are going right back to where they've found success before and are finally starting to experience a bit of a championship bounce in recruiting, picking up a commitment from one of the top defensive backs in the state with Fairburn (Ga.) corner Josh Hosley Tuesday afternoon.

“I just thought it was the right school for me to go to and pursue my future, and do what I want to do in life and be the best person I can be,” Holsey told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Auburn is the right place for me to go.”

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback selected the Tigers over his other finalists Georgia, LSU and Virginia Tech. Holsey held well over 20 scholarship offers total at the time he made his commitment.

In what has become a recurring theme for several players in the state, the Georgia entered the picture late in the recruiting process, only recently offering Holsey. The late start hurt his childhood favorite but still received consideration from the corner.

“They were serious contenders," he said. "I figured they recruited me too late. I wasn’t able to get over there and talk to the coaches as much as I did at Auburn.”

Holsey is part of a talented Creekside High team, which is the alma mater of former All-American safety Eric Berry. Holsey has started since he was a freshman and managed to pick off nine passes last season as a junior.

Auburn now has five commitments in the class of 2012.

Photo via Michael Carvell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:24 am

5/15 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The Stanford Nike Training Camp is today and from the looks of it, the camp might be one of the most talented so far this year. Check back for a recap and in the mean time, a supersized edition of the roundup:

-  Georgia coach Mark Richt sounds off on oversigning. The school also offered defensive back Josh Holsey.

- Wide recevier Keithon Redding picked up his 19th offer from Georgia Tech

- From the Eye On College Football's Adam Jacobi, a recruiting edition of To Catch a Predator.

- Some details on Virginia commitment and linebacker Kwontie Moore. 

- A UCLA recruiting update.

- Sophomore tight end Hunter Henry picked up an offer from Arkansas, his second. 

- Being the teammate of one of the top athletes in the nation, Nelson Agholor, has it's advantages

- Linebacker Butch Pauu picked up offers from Nebraska and Colorado

- Tennessee sort of added to their class of 2012 with wide recevier Corey Smith

- Nebraska commit Ameer Abdullah is eager to be challenged in college. 

- Michigan is off to a quick start with the class of 2012. 
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