Holmes Talks About His Commitment

Christian Holmes waited his entire life for the chance to play in the SEC. An SEC offer came just days ago and Holmes wasted no time jumping on the opportunity. During his official visit to Mississippi State, the hard hitting linebacker pledged his allegiance to the Maroon and White.

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"My host was Jamie Jones," said Holmes. "He's real outspoken and out going. He's all about his business."

As a fellow linebacker, Jones had some words of wisdom to the Bulldog defenses' newest reinforcement.

"He told me to do a lot of footwork and shifting," said Christian. "He said to work hard and come in ready to play as a true freshman."

Jones was just one of several Mississippi State players that made Christian feel part of the team.

"They made me feel like I was at home," said Holmes. "All of the players were great, the coaches were great and atmosphere was great. It's like a bigger Puckett. I just felt at home up there."

Less than 24 hours after arriving for his official visit, Christian pulled the trigger on his commitment.

"I told Coach Mullen yesterday at lunch," said Holmes. "He wanted to know if I was in or out. I told him I was 100% in and ready to go."

Over the course of the weekend, Christian had the chance to learn more about what to expect from Linebackers' coach Manny Diaz.

"They want me to play outside linebacker," said Christian. "Coach Diaz said I have the size to play inside or outside. He said he was ready to see what I could do when I get there.

"Coach Diaz is a great guy. He is real down to Earth and you can tell he knows what he is talking about. I really like him a lot."

Holmes reports that Bulldog fans should expect a relentless effort from him when he is on the field.

"They can expect me to always hustle and give 100%," said Christian. "I am always going to be pursuing the ball and making the play. That's what I am about and I can't wait to get started. Go Dogs!"

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