Holmes Commits to Baylor

The Baylor Bears add another defensive back to their 2012 class. Holmes talks to BearsIllustrated.com about his new commitment.

Amidst the madness of Baylor playing Texas A&M, under the radar flew the news of the Bears adding another defensive back to their 2012 recruiting class this weekend.

Southlake Carroll cornerback Sabian Holmes gave his verbal pledge to the Bears after previously being committed to the Texas State Bobcats.

Sabian, son of former Texas Longhorn and current Carroll High School assistant coach Tony Holmes, cited his relationship with Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett and his area recruiter Jim Gush as a big reason for pledging to BU.

"I like their passion; their love for the game. They coach hard. My dad's my coach and he's hard on me. I like that," said Holmes.

"[Baylor]'s close to home. It's a good school. It was always a place in the back of my mind I was interested in."

In addition to holding offers from Baylor and Texas State, Holmes claims offers from Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, and Wyoming.

Holmes brings Baylor's 2012 class back to 18 total commitments. He is also the sixth sure defensive back in the class - joining safety Aiavion Edwards, safety Zack Sanchez, cornerback Terrell Burt, cornerback Ryan Reid, and nickelback Thaddeus LaGrone.

Finally, Sabian Holmes informs BearsIllustrated that he is fully committed and that his recruiting process is over.

"I feel like I'm at home," Holmes claimed.

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