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WR Gavin Holmes Decommits from Iowa

Iowa loses another commit in receiver Gavin Holmes.

Iowa has lost their fifth commitment of the 2017 recruiting cycle. Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, wideout Gavin Holmes of the Dallas area used twitter to announce his de-commitment from the Hawkeyes. He became the second receiver to do so in the last week, joining former commit Beau Corrales of Georgetown, Texas.

"I wanted to be committed somewhere before the season started, and at the time, I had a great feeling about Iowa and I thought it was the best place for me," he said in a statement. "Unfortunately I've had a change in heart, and realized that maybe Iowa isn't my fit."

Holmes, in a statement, voiced his frustration with the 'no visit' policy that the Hawkeye staff levies against their commits. 

"The whole situation that happened with my brother Eno, and Iowa's policy and how they went out and offered a committed prospect and tried getting him to visit, when their recruits were not allowed to take visits at all just didn't sit very well with me, and I think it was handled completely wrong."

Not only that but Holmes became unsatisfied with the offense in Iowa City and how it would utilize his talents.

"I also realized that Iowa's offense is not my style of offense, and that they aren't going to change their system just for me."

Since de-committing from the Hawkeyes, Holmes has added an offer from Arizona State. He also holds an offer from Utah, a school that hosted former Iowa commits Beau Corrales and Eno Benjamin on official visits over the weekend. Benjamin already held an offer from the Utes and Corrales added one from the Pac-12 program following the trip.


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