Caldwell County senior running back De'Eric Hollowell was all over the map when it came to the football field in 2019, and he will be all over the Tiger record books for years to come.
A primetime name in the Bluegrass, Hollowell recently announced his next step on the gridiron, committing verbally to NAIA program Kentucky Christian University out of Graysony.
Hollowell took to Twitter over the weekend to announce his commitment.
"First I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play the sport I love and blessing me the whole way through the process, also my family, coaches, teachers and brothers that were a big part of my success … with that being said I'm blessed to announce that I have committed to Kentucky Christian University. #GoKnights," Hollowell stated on social media.
Caldwell County finished 8-3 last season under interim head coach Waynee McGowan, who played at Caldwell County in the late 1980s.
Hollowell was an intricate part of the eight-win Tiger team that had an unforgettable opening night win over Christian County, followed by a 43-21 drubbing of Apollo at Tiger Stadium that saw Hollowell rush for three touchdowns and 95 yards in 10 carries and a 290-yard performance in the season finale 56-54 thriller at Trigg County on November 1 (one of the best all-time offensive outputs in school history for a single game).
Of the Tigers' 381 points scored total last season, Hollowell was responsible for 162 of them.
The second highest scorer overall was Tate VanHooser with 54 points.
Hollowell finished his immaculate running back high school career with over 2,400 rushing yards (top 10 all-time in program history), and 234 career points (most of them in his junior and senior seasons).
Hollowell also took eight TDs to the house in his junior season in 2018 when he really came into his own.
Hollowell rushed for 1,304 yards in his senior season alone, with 22 of the Tigers' 29 rushing touchdowns and four TD catches in 11 games, totaling 26 offensive touchdowns along the likes of former Tiger RB Jaylen Boyd back in 2014.
Will Barnes, the former Tiger quarterback and assistant coach since 2017, was named head coach of the Caldwell County Tigers back in mid-December.
Barnes takes over for his father, longtime former head coach David Barnes, who passed away just six days before the 2019 season began.
Hollowell will head to Kentucky Christian (3-8 last season) in the fall.