Holmes Felt at Home with Spartans

Saturday saw Michigan State entertain several top 2013 prospects with an early Junior Day. One of those prospects was Gerald Holmes who left East Lansing very excited by the Spartans interest.

Saturday's Junior Day by the Michigan State football team proved to be one of taking the first steps towards building the class of 2013. One of the Spartans top early targets is Flint (MI) Carman-Ainsworth running back Gerald Holmes.

How did the visit go for Holmes?

"It went real good," said Holmes. "It was like being at home as I got a chance to watch practice, meet some of the players, tour the facilities and catch a basketball game."

What interest did the Spartans coaching staff show Holmes?

"Michigan State offered me," said Holmes. "They have high interest in a big back like me as they run a lot from a strong "I" right now."

Watch did Holmes take away from watching the Spartans practice?

"I liked how things ran very smooth," said Holmes. "I was able to see they like to give the running backs an equal amount of carries."

One Spartans running back Holmes enjoys watching is sophomore Le'Veon Bell.

"I got a chance to talk with him and shake his hand after the Minnesota game," said Holmes. "He's a big guy."

With the early offer from the Spartans what is Holmes thinking about at such an early stage of his recruitment?

"Right now I'm not sure on when I'm thinking of making a commitment," said Holmes. "I'm going to wait until after my senior season. Having missed half of this past season, I feel I have something to prove as I've not shown everything I can do yet. So I'm looking forward to showing it during the 2012 season."

The Spartans offer is the second for Holmes who also has an offer from Toledo.

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