Just as easily as he made most tackles on the field, East Gadsden senior defensive standout Zemaric Holt made his collegiate choice known in front of a host of family and friends. that packed into the small media room to show their support. It was a very proud day for the East Gadsden community as well with school administrators and faculty crowding into the small media room with family members. “We’re all here to push these kids to their destiny” said Coach Corey Fuller, “Were very proud, this is what the parents all work for.”
Although he may not have had a particular school in mind at the time, Holt knew as far back as the 8th grade that wanted to play at the college level. “I chose (Arkansas Tech) because they showed the most interest in me… It feels really special. I can go out and make something of my self.” said Holt. Zemaric will look to take his eagerness to have an impact on the field with him to Arkansas. “I feel like if I can get in and learn the system I can make big things happen.”, Holt said.
Jaguar Head Coach Corey Fuller is no stranger to the recruiting process and has tried to instill a new attitude among his student-athletes. “Kids must first realize that they must have the proper grades… It’s the main thing that affects them when getting a scholarship.”, Fuller stated. Holt agrees with his coaches philosophy. When asked about what he wanted to say to his old teammates and underclassmen that played with him, Zemaric was adamant about academics. “I would tell them to first get your education. If you don’t pass those tests it’s gonna be hard to find a college to get into.”, Holt said, “If you don’t achieve in the classroom first what you plan to achieve on the football field, you’ll only have a small chance of achieving anything at all.”