Holmes Talks Texas Commitment

Find out what the newest Longhorn had to say about the recruiting process and why he chose Texas.

"It was just a matter of me feeling comfortable with Coach Barnes and the coaching staff," Holmes said. "I got along with all the players out there, and they're all guys that I could see myself playing with. Everyone was just really cool."

Holmes said he was 100-percent finished with his recruiting, and added that he was ready to join fellow Texas commits Sheldon McClellan and Myck Kabongo in Austin. He said he connected with both players during the recruiting process.

"It's really nice to get it over with," Holmes said.

Holmes fancies himself as a versatile power forward, somebody who can shoot the ball from the outside while playing hard and rebounding.

"I want to improve my lateral movement and my dribbling," Holmes said. "I need to improve at everything, but those two things are the most important."

Holmes said he tries to model his game after Paul Pierce and Jeff Green, a pair of players who have the length of taller players, but who are versatile offensively.

"Pierce is kind of a bigger guy, but he can shoot, and he can post up smaller guys," Holmes said. "He can shoot really well and drive to the hole, and (Green) is the same way."

Holmes said he connected with the coaching staff on his visits, and felt like he had a great relationship with them.

"I just feel like (Barnes) is one of those people that I can trust," Holmes said. "I feel the same way about Coach (Ogden). Me and him get along, and we have a great relationship."

Holmes said he would work to impress Texas fans with his work ethic and winning mentality.

"I'm going to play hard and do whatever it takes to win championships," Holmes said. "I want to win national and conference championships at Texas."

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