Touching base with Holmes
Notre Dame gained its second wide receiver commit of the the 2014 class when Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas wide out Corey Holmes pledged Irish in July. If the recruiting adage, "follow the visits," needed further proof of holding true, Holmes provided plenty of evidence during his recruiting process, visiting Notre Dame four times before he committed. Holmes took his fifth visit as a recruit to see Notre Dame when he traveled to South Bend on his official visit to see Notre Dame take on USC two weeks ago. "It was a great experience," Holmes said. "It was great being back there as a committed guy. It did feel a little different this time than on my recruiting visits. It's home, now." Fellow Floridian Bo Scarbrough, a running back commit currently pledged to Alabama, joined Holmes on his connnecting flight en route to Notre Dame from Atlanta. "I talked to him about Notre Dame," Holmes said. "I told him why I chose it, because I do think he's open right now. He told me after his visit that he really enjoyed himself and he was glad he made the trip, so we'll see what happens." Holmes and Scarbrough arrived at Notre Dame on Saturday morning. After meeting with academic advisors, Holmes took part in Notre Dame's pre-game walk. "Richard (Yeargin) and I loved it," Holmes said. "We were just saying how we can't wait to be a part of it next year. The game was just as a good as the pre-game. Being in the stadium was really cool, especially being on sideline before the game started. I'm glad Notre Dame pulled it out because they did really play a great game." Holmes said he got to know more of campus on Sunday and got to hang out with some of the other recruits and players, including former teOn Monday, Holmes was able to meet with his future head coach one-on-one. "I think there's some early playing time in my future if I do things right," Holmes said. "That got me excited. I'm really just going to focus on getting better from here on out."
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