All Irish: Corey Holmes

In the 19th of its series, Notre Dame wide receiver commit Corey Holmes of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas is broken down with a recruitment recap and player analysis. Holmes chose Notre Dame after his fourth visit to South Bend in July, and he picked the Irish over finalists Florida, Oklahoma, and UCLA.

Corey Holmes (6'2", 176, Wide Receiver)

Location: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas

Rank: No. 38 wide receiver, Four-star

Quick Hit:

After taking a total of four visits to South Bend before making his decision, Holmes chose Notre Dame over a top four of Florida, Oklahoma and UCLA.

Holmes was high on the Irish throughout the entire process, and that was evident in interviews when he explained that each return visit to Notre Dame improved upon the last.

Michigan, Oklahoma and UCLA looked like viable options for Holmes throughout, but Notre Dame always had the edge. Holmes' family being high on Notre Dame coupled with the Irish's business school made the decision an easy one for Holmes.

Holmes will be a perfect fit in Notre Dame's offense in terms of playing style. Long in stride and sound technique-wise, Holmes could push for early playing time… if he were 10 pounds heavier.

Holmes put on an impressive showing during Under Armour All-America practice in January, though he'll have to fill out his frame before receiving quality snaps at Notre Dame.

Notable Quotable:

"It was a great experience. 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." – Holmes, post Irish official visit

Links of Note:

Holmes' Initial Commitment Analysis

Holmes' profile, highlights, and all stories

Holmes is commit No. 19 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click below to view the first 18 in the series:

WR Justin Brent

DE Andrew Trumbetti

LB Greer Martini

DT Jay Hayes

OG Jimmy Byrne

QB DeShone Kizer

OG Sam Mustipher

TE Nic Weishar

OT Alex Bars

OT Quenton Nelson

LB Jonathan Bonner

DE Grant Blankenship

CB Nick Watkins

P/K Tyler Newsome

S/LB Drue Tranquill

MLB Nyles Morgan

LB Nile Sykes

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