Corey Holmes received some long awaited news earlier this week. The four-star wideout finally received an invite to Nike’s The Opening.
“He was extremely excited,” Holmes’ father David said. “He worked hard for it. This is what he had been waiting for. This is when you find out who can really play. He is going to be able to match up with some of the best players in the country.”
The announcement was a fitting end to an impressive spring for the talented youngster. It coincided with the conclusion of spring football at St. Thomas Aquinas. Even though he sat out the majority of his team’s annual spring game, he showed over the duration of spring ball that he is ready to step to the fore of one of the more renowned programs in the state.
“He had a great spring,” Mr. Holmes stated. “He tweaked his hamstring so he played part of the first quarter of the spring game. The good thing about him only playing the first quarter is it gave the other guys a chance to get in there, and they looked good. They stepped up to the plate. He still did a little bit of something though. But overall he had a great spring. He is ready for the season and the team is loaded too.”
Michigan has been among the teams keeping a close eye on Holmes’ progress. Their presence was noticeable over the entire evaluation period.
“Al Borges was at the spring game,” Mr. Holmes reported. “They were down probably about three times. I think Heck made it twice and then Borges made it.”
If the Holmes’ have their way they’ll return the favor with a visit to Ann Arbor a few months from now for the annual Barbecue at the Big House.
“I’m sure they’re going to be reaching out to him and sending him something on that. The last time I talked with them they said they’ll send us something on it. We plan on coming unless something changes on the Michigan side of the house.”
With one scholarship remaining for a wideout and multiple candidates for the spot, a “change” could happen at any time. But with no recruiting decisions imminent at the moment, there is a decent chance Holmes will be having lunch with Brady Hoke & company July.