Offers rolling in for Scottsdale CC stud

Always looking to add great defensive line talent, numerous coaches descended on Scottsdale, Arizona yesterday to watch possibly the top JUCO defensive lineman in the country.

Things have gone from good to ridiculous for Scottsdale Community College defensive end Louis Holmes. Early in the recruiting process Holmes had already snagged offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Louisville and Oklahoma among others.

Yesterday was the annual spring game at Scottsdale and even though the SCC squad ran their game without pads there were still a ton of college coaches in attendance just to see Louis.

"I think just about the whole Pac-10 was here," said Holmes. "I know that Mike Stoops was here, Pete Carroll was here, UCLA was here, Oregon, and Colorado and a bunch of others were here."

According to Holmes it was a very eventful day in his recruitment.

"Oh man, this is getting to be pretty amazing," he said. "USC and UCLA both offered me. Oregon and Colorado both offered me too so I am up to something like 12 offers now or something. I just don't know what to do man, this is amazing. The last month has been pretty intense with the recruiting."

With the new offers his offer list now consists of Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Utah, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Louisville, Oregon and Colorado.

To top off yesterday Holmes said that Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino was at the school today.

"I am open right now man, I mean, I kind of expected all of this because I have been working hard," Holmes said. "The recruiting is a lot to think about and right now I just want to go into next season better than I am now."

Louis was in Tucson last weekend for the annual Arizona spring game and yet again Holmes had nothing but good things to say about yet another visit to the Old Pueblo.

"Yeah I went down again and I hung with Randy (Sims) and Hassan (Adams) again," said Holmes. "I always have fun when I do down there. We went to a couple of pool parties and just had a lot of fun again. It was a good weekend and I enjoyed the game and I really enjoyed the weekend talking to the coaches and everything, it was a good time."

Holmes is being recruited by the Wildcats linebackers coach Tim Kish as well as head coach Mike Stoops and he said that he likes them both really well.

"I like all of the Arizona coaches really," he said. "Obviously coach Stoops sticks out because he is the head coach but I like the coaches down there."

Holmes went on to say that he has absolutely no clue as to what schools he will look into the most but he did say that USC, Arizona and Oklahoma are all primed for official visits but that even that is subject to change.

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