January 28, 2009

Furman picks up former MSU commit

Almost a full year ago, Hamilton, Ala. quarterback Josh Hollingsworth thought his recruitment was over with a commitment to Mississippi State in March of 2008. However, nine months later he had to start from scratch with the departure of Mississippi State head Coach Sylvester Croom and the arrival of new head coach Dan Mullen. Just a week before National Signing Day, Hollingsworth's commitment has ended again.

Two weeks ago, Hollingsworth took an official visit to Furman University and left as a commitment.

"I had never been there and didn't know anything about them," Hollingsworth said of the Furman trip. "When I got there we watched some film and it was the first time I'd ever seen them play. The city is amazing, it's right outside Greenville."

There were several reasons that Hollingsworth felt at home on the Furman campus and one of those was his relationship with the coaching staff.

"I had gotten to know the coaches really well and I liked the head coach who was also the quarterback's coach so that's rare," he said. "The players are real tight-knit. It's a unique group and there's only 2600 students there so everyone is real close."

Now that his recruitment is over for good, Hollingsworth is excited to get on campus.

"I'm real excited now. I just kind of wish school would get done faster so that I can get down there."



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