Holmes Looking at UCLA

2015 four-star Pasadena (Calif.) Muir wide receiver Desean Holmes is hearing from both of the Los Angeles-area schools...

During the season, a story came out about four-star receiver Desean Holmes having an issue with his recruting tickets for a UCLA home game. According to Holmes, his tickets were issued to another player and he felt slighted by the problem, to the point where immediately afterward he essentially eliminated UCLA from consideration.

In the intervening months, however, Holmes indicated that the issue has been resolved, and the Bruins are still on his list.

"It was just an issue with the ticket exchange," the Pasdena (Calif.) Muir receiver said. "Everything is good now from t hen on. The coaches apologized so everything is good now."

Holmes is also considering USC and Oklahoma, the two schools who might be considered the early favorites for the receiver. USC has been recruiting him heavily since before the new staff was even on board.

"I've been talking to coach Tee Martin for a long time," Holmes said. "He and the new running backs coach have been talking to me a lot. The old staff offered me, and then the new staff renewed that offer when I came to their Junior Day, which was a big deal."

He has yet to be on UCLA's campus, but said that he might try to go to the informal Junior Day for one of the spring practices in April.

"I haven't been to UCLA at all, but the coach says that their Junior Day is coming up soon and I'm looking forward to that," Holmes said. "It'll be good to get up to campus and meet with the coaches and all that."

Despite living in Los Angeles, Holmes said his favorite school growing up was actually an SEC school--and not one you'd think of. "My favorite school growing up was actually Arkansas, I just loved watching them on Saturday mornings," Holmes said. "But they don't talk to me much, so that's kind of out. It's USC and Oklahoma, and UCLA. I'm more on the Pac-12 schools now."

Holmes did say that the main factor for him in choosing a school will be comfort level, and if he's comfortable outside of California, then he's fine moving away.

He has no defined top five or list of favorites at the moment, and plans to make his decision sometime after his football season.

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