Furman University gets Hollingsworth as kicker
Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:00 AM
Greenwood's Jon Croft Hollingsworth was in no shape to be doing any kicking Wednesday morning.
The senior kicker leaned on crutches as he stood, his left foot in a cast from surgery as he mingled with family and friends.
But there was no dampening the excitement at the fact he knows he'll play college football when his foot heals, a fact he made official by signing his national letter of intent with Furman University.
"I'm excited," said Hollingsworth, naming Furman and Mercer as his two finalists. "I just liked Furman a lot. I liked their campus and I liked the opportunity to come in and get playing time early."
Hollingsworth was a North-South Game selection as a senior, despite missing time with a stress fracture in his left foot. He converted 7 of 10 field goal attempts on the year, including what proved to be the game winner on the first possession of overtime in the Eagles' regular-season finale against Laurens.
While Hollingsworth's kicking talent is undeniable, it's his desire to constantly improve, former Greenwood coach Gene Cathcart said, that will make the difference when he gets to college.
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