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2014 DE Holmes talks summer visits

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2014 defensive end Jalyn Holmes out of Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor holds 12 offers. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder has taken a handful of visits this summer and discussed what's next.
"I still have 12 offers," he said. "Not too much new has been going on. Since the last time we talked I went to Virginia Tech's camp and I also went to East Carolina and Clemson. I'm planning to go to NC State on the 19th for a visit."
What did Holmes think of the trips?
"They were good visits," he said. "I had a good time at the camps with my teammates and I enjoyed myself.
"I think the Clemson visit improved their chances. The camp was so big and I was impressed. I liked the campus from what I saw. I also liked the coaches up there and the facilities they had. They want me to go to games, but I haven't planned it yet.
"As for Virginia Tech, it was the same. I've been up there. I went to the indoor facilities."
Aside from the offers, Holmes is talking to one other school.
"Alabama is the only school I'm hearing rom that has not offered," he said. "They are just asking how my summer is going and they want to get me down."
At this stage, the versatile prospect claims no favorites.
"I like everybody," he said. "I think all 12 schools that have offered have impressed me. I don't really have a top three or top group.
"I don't even know what I'm looking for yet. On visits, I'm just going to look at different stadiums, campuses and what's on campus. I don't know what position I want to play either. I'll figure that out by next year."
A two-way player at tight end and defensive end, Holmes is prepping for the upcoming season with his first scrimmage on Thursday against Woodside as he prepares for the season opener on August 31st against Indian River.
"I see a big difference this year," he said. "I became a better player and I got faster in the offseason.
"The only thing I want to prove this year is that we can win a state championship, that's the only goal I've got."
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