May 8, 2012

MSU signee skipping graduation to enroll

Over the next few weeks high school seniors will receive their diplomas and tossing their hats in the air in graduation ceremonies across the country.

But Mississippi State signee Brandon Holloway has decided to pass up his graduation in order to get a head start on his college and football career in Starkville.

Holloway will take his final exam on May 30 at Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla., and make the move to Starkville, Miss., the following day missing his graduation ceremony scheduled for June 6.

"I'm really just trying to get up there and see how I can better myself," Holloway said. "I'm going to try to make something out of myself up there. Graduation would be a good thing but I think it's more important for me to get up there and start training."

The three-star athlete has already been working out on the Bulldogs plan sent to him by strength coordinator Matt Balis.

"I've been trying to get through that the past few months," Holloway said. "It's a lot of stuff in just one day. I can't wait to actually get up there and do it at the tempo that it's actually supposed to be done at."

As a senior, Holloway rushed 131 times for 907 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also hauled in 19 passes for 302 yards and five more scores. Defensively he made three tackles and recovered a fumble while adding 235 return yards and a touchdown on eight touches.



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