UCLA Offers 2015 Prospect

Darick Holmes the 2015 Pasadena (Calif.) Muir athlete, discusses his offer from UCLA, and more...

Pasadena (Calif.) Muir athlete Darick Holmes burst on to the scene recently, after showing off his elite athleticism and quickness in his freshman season.

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.

Along with UCLA, Holmes has also being hearing from Florida State, LSU, Alabama and Oregon - and will certainly her from several others in the coming years.

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."

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