6-4, 270-pounds, 4.8 seconds in the 40
Lackawanna Junior College/Yorktown, Virginia
Prospect Ranking: Holmes is rated a 3-star prospect by Scout.com.
Accomplishments: Holmes was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and 1st team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. He was tabbed a 2nd team All-American by JC Grid-Wire after registering 44 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 11 sacks in just 10 games this fall. He also blocked a kick and recorded a safety.
Academics: Holmes projects as a full qualifier.
The Recruiting Scene: Holmes was heavily recruited by Georgia and Florida State down the stretch but chose State, ending the recruiting process. He was planning on visiting those schools but decided against it. Holmes resides in Virginia, so location may have played a factor. He committed almost immediately after his Jan. 19 visited to Raleigh.
Scouting Report: Holmes' current coach has said that there might not be a finer physical specimen in the nation. If his technique is solid he could make a huge impact right away. He has good speed and quickness for a defensive lineman, and his size could allow him to play the end or tackle position. His coach has raved about his strength in the past.