Onwukaife Talks Senior Year and Recruiting

Over the summer Florida State gained a commitment from Texas linebacker Holmes Onwukaife after he had a stand out performance at Seminole Showtime. Since then Holmes has completed his senior season. NoleDigest caught up with Onwukaife to see if he is still firm to FSU and to see what schools are still pursuing him at this time.

In July Florida State held their annual Seminole Showtime Camp. One of the camp's top performers was Cedar Park standout linebacker Holmes Onwukaife. Soon after his performance Holmes earned an offer from the Seminoles; it didn't take long for him to accept as soon after Onwukaife decided to commit.

Since then Holmes has laid low and worked hard in order to have a stellar senior year. Holmes says he was able to do that. While his senior year has come to an end he told NoleDigest that his team was able to meet a lot of goals they set in the preseason.

"It was great, a lil slow at the beginning of the year with a loss to Westlake and Lake Travis," Onwukaife said, "but as the year went along, and we came together and really jelled as a team. We started playing for the man next to you and loving each other. We accomplished one of our goals of a district championship."

This year Holmes was a jack of all trades as he played outside linebacker, defensive end, and generally moved around wherever the coaches needed him to be. Onwukaife feels that he had a pretty successful year individually and that he is ready to turn all of his focus to getting better as an outside linebacker.

"I played everywhere this year," said Onwukaife. "I played some defensive end, but I feel I had a great season at outside linebacker. I had a great season at outside linebacker, and I'm looking forward to continuing in that position, and learning more and more everyday, to be a better linebacker. Every now and then go back to the line, and confuse some offensive schemes though."

Holmes' senior season has led to other schools showing interest and inquiring how strong his commitment is to FSU. He remains firm in his commitment, but he isn't closing all of his doors to other schools.

"I am still committed to FSU," stated Onwukaife on the status of his commitment. "Clemson has been watching my film and they are showing interest, and there are other schools I don't want to mention. The reason why is that I am firm to FSU and I don't want to stir the pot. I am a humble guy."

There's been some talk about heading to FSU this weekend for the Maryland game but there are no plans lined up for that at this time.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates from Holmes, as well as the rest of the commitments from the 2010 recruiting class.


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