Desean Holmes was considering other major programs across the country but comfort level played a big factor in his recruitment and, in the end, it won out when he committed to USC during his unofficial visit on Monday.
The four-star wide receiver who just transferred back to Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany from Pasadena (Calif.) Muir knows an old coach on the USC staff, he has friends on the team and he loves how the Trojans plan to use him in the offense.
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"I talked to my mom about it and when I came down here I talked to coach (Steve Sarkisian) about it and I just pulled the trigger and made the commitment," Holmes said.
"It was really good. One of my coaches from Pop Warner and growing up is a coach here now, Drew Pearson, and so once he got here I got really comfortable with committing. I got really comfortable with being a Trojan."
Holmes, rated as the No. 21 wide receiver in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, will be playing inside in USC's offense and he thinks it will be a perfect fit because of his speed.
"They're recruiting me as a slot receiver," Holmes said.
"They're going to change the offense up a little bit. They're going to have more fast guys on the inside and they're going to go faster. They're really going after speed now kind of like how they did it at Washington."
Another factor that was a major consideration for Holmes, who was also seriously considering Oklahoma, Washington State and others, is playing again with former Alemany teammate Steven Mitchell. The two have been close for years and playing together at USC will be a reunion of sorts.
"It's just like my sophomore year at Alemany," Holmes said. "I will be getting a lot of advice from him and just being comfortable with him on the other side and him helping me out. We're going to the next level and it's going to be almost the same."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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