Micheal Holmes has been a 2020 recruit that we have watched now for a few seasons, first dating back to our preseason scouting back in 2017; a lot has transpired over the last two seasons for Holmes. Originally from Douglass high school in Atlanta Georgia, Holmes has changed high schools three times in the last year, even to the point where last spring he was going to Ribault High School down in Jacksonville Florida. His living situations has cleared up for this fall, and Holmes is going to be suiting up for Camden County, who figures to have one of the top defenses in the state of Georgia this fall.
Holmes has been hearing from a wide array of schools, at various points he has fielded interest from P5 and G5 schools alike.
“I’m hearing from multiple school; LSU, Texas A&M, Oregon State, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State. I just picked up great interest from Louisiana Rajan Cajuns, that’s definitely going to be a game-changer! I can see myself fitting in their program on the field and more importantly academically.” Holmes continued to talk about another school on his mind, “As well as, major interest from another game-changing school that will probably be in final schools is NIU.”
Holmes has a 3.3 GPA and and 19 on the ACT, which is even more impressive when you consider the uncertainty of where he is even going to live each semester. Holmes has walked a long road in a short amount of time, one that many high school athletes never endure, but through that fire it has made him even stronger.
Holmes recruitment has taken some turns, even this summer, where he has heard from a wide variety of college programs. Before the season starts, he has visits planned for UAB, Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee State. A big senior year where Holmes balls out, and those offers from P5 programs should firm up. For Holmes though, he is focused solely on the season upcoming.
“I’m not trying to prove anything this fall, I’m just going to be a leader to my teammates and drive them to be the best version of them that they can be. Once I do that, all of the accolades and stuff that doesn’t mean anything will just fall in place!”
The Wildcat defense has been building the last few years now, and with several senior playmakers like LB Desmond Fogle, DB Jordan Billups, and now Michael Holmes entering the fold, they figure to be a defensive force in 7-A. The last few seasons, the Wildcats have remained under the radar in still relatively new classification, but in 2019 it seems like they are finally prime to burst onto the scene with a playoff run. When Holmes talked about his goals for this fall, he shared a lot of the same sentiments.
“My Goals is to push my teammates on and off the field, remaining humble, and win state! Camden County is finna do something special this year trust me!”
Holmes has been a 2020 recruit that has seen an up and down recruitment (and high school life thus far). He played in the Rising Senior game back last December and had 10 sacks which led to first team All-Region honors – Holmes is about as tough as they come for a defensive back. The 6’1″ athlete is a good open field tackler, you see his wrestling background really shine thru with his solo tackling. He accelerates quickly to the ball carrier and shows above average pass coverage skills.
Holmes has considerable upside to play strong safety at the next level. A strong start to this fall, and it’s easy to see the 2020 recruit getting more legit P5 interest, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to see the latest on Michael Holmes’ recruitment and the rest of the athletes in the state of Georgia.
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