OSU Instant Impact: Jalyn Holmes

Another of the members of the Ohio State 2014 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Buckeye coaching staff. Jalyn Holmes is officially a Buckeye.

Jalyn Holmes

SCHOOL: Norfolk Lake Taylor

SIZE: 6-foot-5, 240-pounds

POSITION: Defensive end


POSITION RANKING: Number-13 defensive end

SCOUTING REPORT: Holmes has a great frame and is very athletic. He really fires off the ball and does a good job using his hands to shed defenders. Holmes also runs very well and does nice a job playing under control and pursuing the football. He has a huge upside and should become a big-time player in college. -- Michael Clark

WHY Ohio State: "Ohio State was the best place for me and Coach (Mike) Vrabel is like family to me," he admitted. "I talk with him on Twitter every day since I got to San Antonio, and we go over the things these coaches are asking me to do. He played in the League, so he knows my position as well as anyone."

"I'm trying to do some recruiting down here, and I'm always talking to Erick Smith and Marshon Lattimore," Holmes continued. "I love Ohio State and I wish I was going in early next week like some of my dudes are. I will be there as soon as I graduate in June."

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