Holmes Enjoys Texas Visit

One of the top remaining targets on Texas's basketball recruiting board made it to Austin this weekend for an official visit. Read more inside!

Jonathan Holmes, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Antonian College Preparatory H, made the last of his visits this weekend, tripping just up the road to Texas.

"It was a good visit," Holmes said. "It gave me a chance to chill with the players and the coaches a little bit."

Holmes, whose player-host was freshman Tristan Thompson, said he meshed well with all the players. "I got along with everybody and everyone," Holmes said. "It was just good to be able to hang out with those guys this weekend."

Holmes is an important recruit in the class of 2011. The four-star power forward is one of Texas's top priorities at a major need position in the post. Of the five players listed as posts on the Texas roster, three are seniors, and a fourth, Thompson, has NBA early-entry potential.

That creates some openings for Holmes, who said he would like to play early wherever he went. "Being able to play is probably the biggest thing," Holmes said. "I also look at winning and getting along with everybody.

"I want a school where I have a good relationship with the coaches," Holmes said.

Texas was the fourth of Holmes's visits. He also spent time at Purdue, Texas A&M and Baylor. He said Sunday that he has a leader, and those following his recruitment won't have to wait long to find out who it is. Holmes said he plans to announce his commitment after school on Friday, at about noon (CT).

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