Did Coach Bryant ever try to recruit Condredge Holloway or was the North Alabama product always Tennessee orange through & through?
After starring as a high school player at Lee High School in Huntsville, he was drafted as a shortstop by the Montreal Expos in 1971; Holloway was Montreal's first pick, and he was the fourth player selected overall. However, Holloway's mother, insisting her son attend college, refused to sign the contract (Condredge was 17, too young to sign a contract under Alabama law) and instead he went to Tennessee.
This video epitomizes the type of competitor & athlete CH was.
Back then, when there seemed to be a mutual respect between Bama and Vol fans despite the rivalry, I really enjoyed watching Holloway play.
I always wished he had wore crimson and white.