Several schools are after Holmesly

Before the season started, Orange Coast CB Chris Holmesly (5-10, 185) was tasked by his coaches with covering the opposition's best receiver on a weekly basis and he had an excellent sophomore season fullfilling that need. caught up with Holmesly recently and he talked recruiting as well as how his season went.

"I felt I did pretty well individually, but we didn't have a very good year as a team," Holmesly told "We had some offensive struggles, but we had a really great defense and we finished first in the conference in overall defense so that was sort of something we could hang our hats on."

Holmesly was named to the 2nd Team All-Mission Conference in 2006 as a freshman and he followed that up in 2007 by being named to the 1st Team as he posted 54 tackles, two interceptions and 12 passes broken up.

"Teams usually didn't throw my way," Holmesly lamented. "It was frustrating at times, but I didn't get a lot of opportunities to make plays so when I got the chance I needed to step up and do it."

On the recruiting front, Holmesly has a visit set this weekend and several other schools have intimated they'd like him to take a visit as well.

"I'm heading up to Idaho State this weekened (Dec. 8th)," Holmesly said. "They offered me this past week and they've really started to heat up on me and tell me how interested they are in me.

"Montana State has really started to come on strong too and I'm pretty sure I'm going to head there next weekend (Dec. 15th), but I still need to just firm it up with them.

"Nevada has also been coming on pretty strong and they could be setting up a visit with me, it just depends on dead periods and stuff like that. I'd like to get up there before the holidays, but if not I might head there after the first of the year."

Two other schools that have shown increased attention are Wyoming and Akron.

Holmesly is eligible to sign on December 19th and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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