Holmes Happy With Decision

Chris Holmes committed to NC State this past summer, and he has never looked back. With his college path set, the senior defensive back has now focused on his senior season.

Chris Holmes committed to NC State this past summer and he's never looked back. With his college path set, the senior DB has now focused on his senior season.

Holmes' commitment in July was a solid one so a lot of other schools backed off. He had offers from South Carolina, Clemson and West Virginia among others but when he decided NC State was the best fit he shut the process down. Holmes made a return trip to check out the Pack recently and he told Pack Pride that it was nice to visit without any pressure to commit.

"It went really good," he said. "I just watched the scrimmage because I had already toured the school and seen all that. The team looked good. I saw some strong offense and defense."

NC State is bringing Holmes on board as a safety and the 6-1, 185-pound defensive back from Chancellor High School in Fredericksburg (VA) thinks the transition will be smooth.

"They kind of do what we do at my school so I should be able to adjust well," he said.

Holmes said he hasn't looked at NC State's projected depth chart at safety and playing time was not a factor in his decision back in July.

"That doesn't really matter to me right now," he added.

There were plenty of other visitors and fellow commitments at the scrimmage, but Holmes said he spent most of his time talking to Tom O'Brien, Mike Reed, Keith Willis and the coaches.

"Coach O'Brien just said he was happy I was there and he was happy to see me. I talked to the others (Reed and Willis) a lot. They were talking about how I could help them."

Chancellor's first game was this past Friday and Holmes made a statement on offense by hauling in four pass receptions including a 17 yard touchdown reception while helping his team to a 25-6 win over Riverbend.


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