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."
IrishIllustrated.com Top Stories
Who’s Next?With four commitments on board in less than a week, Notre Dame could be halfway home this recruiting cycle. So where will the Irish go to take the next step? Irish Illustrated…
IrishIllustrated.comYesterday at 10:41 AM
Prister’s Key ThreeSince a 0-of-5 three-point shooting game against Virginia, V.J. Beachem has converted 25-of-58 three-pointers (43.1 percent) in the last seven games.
IrishIllustrated.comYesterday at 6:40 AM
Houston Griffith talks Irish visitHouston Griffith can probably show himself around Notre Dame at this point. But that hasn’t kept the four-star defensive back from returning. Griffith made another visit to South…
IrishIllustrated.comSaturday at 5:54 PM
ND takes 3 points off No. 10 ProvidenceNOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame couldn’t drop many points this weekend and stay near the top of the Hockey East standings. One win and a tie against No. 10 Providence later, the…
IrishIllustrated.comYesterday at 6:32 AM
Irish Hold Off Wolfpack For Tenth League WinNotre Dame led for the game’s final 38 minutes in a nine-point dismissal of North Carolina State and lame duck head coach, Mark Gottfried.
IrishIllustrated.comSaturday at 11:35 AM