The 5-9 athlete had such an impressive freshman campaign that the UCLA Bruins became the first school to verbally offer him a scholarship.
"After I put out my highlight tape, they offered me as a defensive back/athlete," Holmes said. "I talked to Jim Mora and he was happy for me and told me to keep working hard and to keep up my grades."
The early offer from the Bruins came as a pleasant surprise to the young prospect.
"I was very happy because I wasn't expecting an offer until my sophomore year because I don't have height on me," Holmes explained. "UCLA didn't care because they said I have a big heart and play like I am 6-1, so I was just really happy."
Holmes made an impact from a variety of positions (RB/WR/CB) in 2011, and has the potential to play on either side of the ball when he arrives on a college campus in 2015.
He grew up watching the Florida Gators and hopes to attend camp in Gainesville on June 16th.
"I want to hear from Florida. I like the coaching staff over there and the program over there," said Holmes. "I grew up watching them all of the time."