The commitment was first reported by Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and later confirmed by Holmes via his Twitter account.
Holmes is a 6-foot-6, 330-pounder from Long County High School in Ludwici, Ga. He played both sides of the ball in high school, but is expected to play along the offensive line at Missouri.
The Tigers lost four offensive linemen during the offseason but have been able to replenish their depth with players like JUCO transfers Tyler Howell (spring enrollee) and Kyle Mitchell and high school signees Tre'Vour Simms, Trystan Castillo and now Holmes. It's still possible Missouri could still add another offensive lineman before the 2016 season.
“Missouri is my biggest offer,” Holmes told Matter. “Every other school cut me off because they heard I wasn’t eligible. Missouri’s the only one that came through. Georgia didn’t want to wait for me. They were already filled up with scholarships and said I could walk on, but I don’t want to walk on and have to pay (for tuition).”