The nation's No. 1 junior college player, Louis Holmes, took his final official visit to Arizona this weekend and now it sounds like the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder knows what his decision will be and when it will be announced.
"I really liked my visit to Arizona," Holmes said.
"It was tight. Coach Mike Stoops is a really great coach. He got me really excited about their future. I could really dig playing for a coach like that.
"I'm also being recruited by coach Tim Kish. He's been recruiting me almost the hardest since I first got out here."
After taking official visits to USC in October, LSU in November and then Arizona this weekend, Holmes said he has already made up his mind. He will announce his decision on Thursday at a press conference at his school. He is not sure when the press conference will be.
"I know where I want to go," Holmes said. "I'm going to now sit back and think about it for a few days and make sure it's the right decision."
Holmes went into the Arizona visit with USC as his top team, and Holmes wouldn't comment on whether or not that's changed after the visit with the Wildcats. But it was clear talking to him that UofA made a big impression on him.
Then again, so did Trojan coach Pete Carroll when he made his in-home visit with Holmes on Monday of last week.
Holmes was so pumped up about the visit from Carroll at the time he thought he was going to take another unofficial visit to USC this weekend, but instead he ended up in Tucson with the Wildcats, a team that has always quietly been in the thick of this race.
"I'm going to announce with my friends and teammates the school," he said. "I want them to share in the experience."
Holmes is a five-star prospect that racked first-team All-America honors as both a freshman and a sophomore.