Three-star DE Jamal Holloway decommits from Syracuse
With new head coach Dino Babers at the helm, the Syracuse football program is going in a new direction, and that direction does not include three-star defensive end Jamal Holloway.
Holloway, a 6-3, 215-pound Camden, New Jersey product, committed to former Syracuse coach Scott Shafer last summer, but with the Orange expected to play more of a Tampa-Two style defense next season the lanky DE may not be best suited for the scheme.
Holloway’s mother, Natasha Holloway, told Syracuse.com that the Orange is going in “another direction" and in a classy gesture wished nothing but the best for school and its fans.
"They are going in another direction, especially with the defensive ends that they have committing," Natasha Holloway said. "Just the recruits, period, they are getting, it's awesome. We wish 'Cuse nothing but the best. The fans deserve it!"
Holloway, a two-sport star at Camden High School, is rated the 19th-best prospect in the state of New Jersey and initially turned down offers from Pitt and Temple, according to 247Sports. The site also reported that Holloway holds offers from Michigan State, North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia and West Virginia to name a few.