He started as a freshman at Treadwell High in Memphis at linebacker and defensive end at 6-3 and 220 pounds. Then as sophomore, Holmes started at defensive end and linebacker again, but grew to 6-3 ½ and 235 pounds.
In Ft. Lauderdale, Holmes played at Dillard High School as a junior at defensive end and tight end. And as a senior, Holmes played both defensive end and tight end.
Holmes then left Dillard and went to Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine for one year and went both ways at defensive end and tight end. From there, Holmes went to Scottsdale Community College where last year as a freshman as he finished with 102 tackles, 11 sacks, 14 pass pressures and one interception.
Holmes can bench 380 pounds, squats 515 and he posted a 38-inch vertical jump.
Holmes has lost count on the number of schools who have offered him, but he knows it is over 20. He is also not in any hurry to narrow down his choices.
"I haven't narrowed my choices down at all," said Holmes. "I am still trying to find out information about all the schools. I want to find that one school that for me is different than all the rest. I am looking at USC, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arizona and Nebraska.
"I am looking at everybody that is recruiting me right now. I wouldn't really say that I have a top five because I like more schools than I just mentioned to you."