Chris Holmes is a rare prospect in one major respect.
Typically prospects with long offer lists start with interest from in-state programs and then become regionally and nationally-known recruits.
Holmes, a 6-foot-2, 187-pound athlete from Spotsylvania (Va.) Chancellor, doesn't have offers from either Virginia or Virginia Tech, nor are either of those schools talking to him regularly.
That doesn't mean the recruiting process has been slow. In fact, Holmes said this week that he's up to 13 or 14 offers.
Boston College, Clemson, Illinois, NC State, South Carolina and West Virginia are just some of the offers Holmes claims.
"No schools are sticking out yet," Holmes said recently. "I'm just taking things as they come. No favorites.
"I'm going to make a decision whenever it feels right."
So far Holmes has visited West Virginia, Marshall and ECU, so those are the schools he is most familiar with among those that have offered.
While lots of prospects are out on the road doing visits, camps and combines this summer, Holmes said he's not sure if that's what his plan is.
"I don't have any summer plans yet," he noted.
He also said he's not sure if he will be taking any official visits, simply because a decision could come before then.
"The biggest factor will be the coaches and how I fit in with the team," he concluded.