Grand Rapids lineman still looking for a home

He's played both defensive tackle and offensive guard for Grand Rapids, but even with that versatility, Chris Holmes (6-2, 305) is still waiting on his first D-1 offer. caught up with the talented lineman recently and he updated us on things including which schools are showing him the most interest...

Holmes who hails from the Bronx, New York but prepped in Ohio knew he wasn't going to qualify, so he headed to Grand Rapids to further his football aspirations.

"Last year I played D-tackle, but this year they needed me to move over to offensive guard," Holmes told "I'm a team guy so I moved over, but I prefer to play defense and that's where I think I could do the best."

Holmes recently took part in a JC All-Star game in Arizona and played on both sides of the ball, posting 1.5 sacks and six tackles while also paving the way for the running backs on the other side of the ball.

In addition to his outstanding size, Holmes also boasts excellent strength (a 405 max on the bench) as well as outstanding athleticism -- he posted a 4.8 forty time last summer.

Now that he's finished his AA degree, he's looking for a home and he's got two D-1AA schools that have ponied up some offers, but he wants to see if some D-1 schools might pull the trigger.

"Ball State, North Carolina State and Louisville are the main ones recruiting me right now," Holmes said. "I have offers from Texas Southern and Jackson State, but I really want the chance to play D-1 if possible, so I'm going to wait a little bit and see what comes up."

Holmes plans to major in engineering and he said he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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