"This has been a good experience," said Holmes of All-Star week. "It's been good hanging out with the guys and getting to know everybody.
"We have just been hanging out and chilling. Now we're getting the work done like we're supposed to."
Holmes spent the better part of his career driving defenses crazy as a fleet footed quarterback at Tylertown.
This week, Holmes gets to try his hand at making tackles rather than breaking them.
"Defense is fun," smiled Holmes. "I just have to get used to it. I am getting to know it better and I have some good guys around me to help me."
Holmes has found some other defensive players from close to home to help him adjust to life on the other side.
"He's a corner, so he's helping me out a little bit."
Holmes committed to Mississippi State several weeks ago. He recently had his one in home visit with Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen.
"Coach Mullen came and we talked a lot," said Holmes. "He let me know a lot of things. He told me it's going to be hard to play for him.
"I am just ready to get up there and get the work done. "That didn't say much about where I would play.
"Coach Mullen said if I look more natural with the ball in my hands then I will play offense. If I look more natural on defense, then that is where I am going to be.
"It doesn't really matter to me. I am going up there as an athlete and I will go in and find a spot."