2017 ATH Recruit Darnay Holmes Has NFL Genes, Talks Ohio State Visit

Ohio State welcomed intriguing Class of 2017 prospect Darnay Holmes to campus Wednesday. The Newbury Park High School (Calif.) freshman toured facilities with 7-on-7 teammate Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson Sr., forming a high-profile trio of visitors.
Holmes, a 5’11″, 180-pound speedster, also comes from a family filled with football pedigree. His father, Darick Holmes, spent five seasons in the NFL as a running back with Buffalo, Green Bay and Indianapolis.
Older brother Darick Holmes Jr., a 2015 running back recruit, committed to Arizona last month. His cousin Desean Holmes is a 4-star 2015 wide receiver with offers from USC, Cal, Oklahoma and UCLA.
The trip to Columbus was the latest development in Holmes’ burgeoning collegiate recruitment, as he continues to carve out a name for himself. He doesn’t yet hold an offer from Ohio State but admits the program ranks highly in his eyes for several reasons.
“It has a great tradition, good academics and will always be in the national championship hunt,” Holmes said.

Though an offer from head coach Urban Meyer didn’t come during his visit, Holmes managed to add another collegiate option Wednesday night.
He and Johnson Jr. each received offers from Louisville. His scholarship list also includes Arizona, UCLA, Tennessee and Utah.
Holmes visits Clemson on Thursday with the Johnsons, presenting another opportunity to expand his horizons as a young prospect.
He departed Columbus with a…

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