"I like it a lot," Holmes said about Rutgers

It's getting closer and closer to decision time for Hoboken High School offensive guard Isaac Holmes. He wants to sort through over 20 offers and commit to a school before his senior year. Rutgers is expected to be in the thick of the race and Holmes has said he's very interested in the college.

Hoboken, N.J. native Isaac Holmes said he doesn't have a top five, but he does have a list of a bunch of schools that he likes that have shown the most interest.

That group is made up of Maryland, who he recently visited, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Penn State, Florida, Miami and Rutgers.

The last time Holmes visited the Scarlet Knights was for a cookout earlier this spring and he said it was a good time overall. He's interested in the Knights because they're his "home school" since they're in New Jersey and the coaching staff has treated him well on his stays there.

"I like it a lot," Holmes said about Rutgers. "The coaching staff loves me a lot and shows me a lot of interest. I feel comfortable with them. They are in my mind heavily."

Holmes is also a big fan of Head Coach Greg Schiano. To him, Schiano is one of the most personable coaches he's met on his recruiting trail.

"He's the coolest head coach I've spoken with," he said. "He's a down to earth coach that's understanding."

While at Rutgers, the three star offensive lineman had a chance to meet some of the defensive linemen and has been taken under the wing of offensive lineman Anthony Davis.

"We talked about the school and he spoke to me like I was his little brother," Holmes said. "He showed me around and said he would take care of me if I went there."

Holmes said he's trying to commit as quickly as possible so he can enjoy his final year of high school. Developing a relationship with the coaching staff, a place where he can major in criminal justice and find an internship, and being able to contribute as a true freshman will be factors that play in his decision to commit to a school.

Before that decision comes, Holmes said it's possible that he will visit Rutgers, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.


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