Player Spotlight Josh Holmes

Chat with recent Miami committ and Point Loma Star

Our next interview comes from Point Loma defensive tackle Josh Holmes.  Holmes is being recruited by virtually every major program, he has ended all speculation and committed to play for the University of Miami.  Here's what he had to say…… What were your official stats from last season?

Josh: 53 tackles, 56 assist tackles, 13 sacks, 3 caused fumbles, 4 recovered fumbles, 8 tipped balls, 1 blocked field goals, 18 tackles for loss, 1 safety, (tight end)-3 touchdowns, 8 catches for 250 yards, 13.0 average per catch. What is your official Ht, Wt, 40, Squat, Bench, Dead Lift, Clean?

Josh: 6'2" 262, (40-4.9), (squat-445), (bench-330), (dead lift-500), (clean-235) Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers?

Josh: Pac-10, SEC, ACC, BIG 12, BIG 10, MWC. Washington State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona State (Committed to Miami) What is your greatest football memory?

Josh: Playing first game as a sophomore against Orange Glen I had 6 tackles, 1 sac, 2 forced fumbles. What are you doing to prepare for next season?

Josh: Trying to become quicker, stronger and faster. What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Josh: to win ciffss championship Div III, breaking sack record for Point Loma High School and hopefully play in the Army All American game. What are your strengths as a football player?

Josh: Football smarts, explosion off the ball, upper body strength, awareness where the ball is. What is your weakness as a football player?

Josh: Technique Who are some teammates people need to watch for?

Josh: Lester Arnold (RB), Anthony West (RB), Jon Williams (LB), Alex Holmes (DT). What teammate do you respect the most?

Josh: Chris Anderson. He is the smallest player in the entire football program, he's a hard worker, dedicated to the program, does it for the love of the game but he doesn't get to play very much. Which program do you respect the most?

Josh: University of Miami and Point Loma What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?  Who did you get it from?

Josh: You practice how you play, Anthony Holmes my father. Who has been the most influential person in your life?

Josh: My grandfather David R. Holmes (retired Air Force). He's always fighting sickness, but he never gives up.  Plus he's always tried to be there for me and my brothers. Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Josh: Mike Strahan What can we can we expect from your team this season?

Josh: 13-0 and win cifss championship What are your goals as far as playing football in college?

Josh: To become a better athlete of the game and on the field. What can you bring to a college program?

Josh: Leadership, work ethic, dedication to the team, hard working What is you favorite thing about the game of football?

Josh: Competition, feeling you get when you are on the field, working as a team to get a victory. Walk us through the whole recruiting process and how Miami got involved?

Josh: Received first letter Feb 23, 2005, shocked but excited that Miami would be recruiting me. During the whole process I was excited, but at the same time I didn't think Miami would give me a early offer. I didn't think they would offer until the football season started or if at all. Then coach Greg Mark the defensive line coach sent me a personal letter. He said I was the kind of player they were looking for. I was even more excited because Miami was coming to the school.  Then Coach Curtis Johnson came to Point Loma for spring practice.  I was excited and shocked that they did early offer me.  I am a huge fan of Miami and Florida state football.  I was nervous and excited when I talked to coach Randy Shannon the defensive coordinator.  I told him I was going to commit to Miami.  On Saturday coach Larry Coker called me I was nervous and proud of myself. I knew I would go to a big program.  I am delighted to become part of the Miami hurricane family. What was the selling point of Miami over other schools?

Josh: Chance to play for a power house program, chance to play for the national championship, play in front of 75,000 fans, chance to go to the NFL. would like to thank Josh for taking the time to interview with us.  We wish him the best of luck this season and at the University of Miami. Anyone interested in contacting Josh can email me

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