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Darnay Holmes, is already beginning to get the attention of some of the top programs across the country. Holmes, a 5-11 Athlete, from Newbury Park, California, holds offers from some of the top programs across the nation. His offers include, Arizona, California, Clemson, Tennessee, Louisville, and Ohio State. Holmes has always been an Ohio State fan and some of his favorite players growing up were Terrelle Pryor and Ted Ginn Jr. Holmes explains why he has such a strong interest in Ohio State and even credits his favorite players for that.
“I was always an Ohio State fan, but I really loved Ted Ginn and Terrelle Pryor,” Holmes said of why he loves Ohio State. “They were two of my favorite players in football. I love that Ohio State is always in the national title contention and always competing for big bowl games. I also really like Coach Coombs. He puts a lot of players in the NFL, especially Bradley Roby. I like coach Coombs a lot. ”
Holmes and coach Coombs have begun to build a strong relationship. He respects Coombs a lot and was very excited to meet him and all the other coaches on his visit April. “I got to check out a practice and some of the facilities,” Holmes said of his visit. ” The facilities and practices were really neat. The coaches and athletes at Ohio State have such a good relationship. They all compete with each other, but they love each other also. The visit was really cool.” Holmes said the best part of the trip was just being around the relationship the coaches and players have.
Darnay Holmes was also a part of the Freshman All American team for MaxPreps.com, for the 2013 season, an award he said he was very honored by. As for where he wants to play college football, he knows he does not have to travel very far if he wants to play for some of the best programs in the country as USC and UCLA are in his own backyard. But he told me that he is going to go wherever he feels is the best fit for him. He understands that Ohio State is a hike, but if they are the best fit, then that is where he is going to go. When he is not training for football, he likes to be with friends and family, and just be a normal teenager. He enjoys the attention he is getting but at the same time, he wants to be a regular person, just like his friends. I asked Holmes what he would like to say to Buckeyenation, he responded with, “Go Bucks! O-H!” Darnay is one of the best players in the nation for his class and is going to be very successful.