Loxahatchee (Fla.) Seminole Ridge running back Gary Holmes had to wait until spring football before he got his first offer, but the 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster concluded the spring with a trio of offers - Bryant, Middle Tennessee, and Western Michigan.
"It was a great feeling getting those offers because I have been waiting for so long and working hard to get them," Holmes said. "My coach, Matt Dickman, is happy and my dad as well because they have been working with me and trying to help me out. Now I am just hoping to get some more."
Holmes says he is hearing the most from Middle Tennessee and Western Michigan at this time.
"Middle Tennessee just says they can do a lot with me because of my speed and my versatility," Holmes said. "They just say they will get the ball in my hands, which I like. They also say I can play some slot and running back."
"Western Michigan is talking about how they only have one running back," Holmes added. "They also said that they run the I (formation) a lot and they have a running offense. I like that too."
According to Holmes, more offers may be on the way during the summer months as he takes some visits and participates in camps.
"Vanderbilt is thinking about offering me and Ole Miss, I am going there for a camp in July," Holmes said. "I am going to Miami this Sunday, and hopefully they offer me, and FIU this Saturday."
With regards to a decision, Holmes would like to get it out of the way sometime in the next few months if at all possible.
"Probably right before the football season gets here or during the football season," Holmes said. "Not too long into the process."
As a junior, Holmes rushed for 1,445 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also played on defense, working at cornerback.