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Rivals250 DT takes his final official

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Rivals250 defensive tackle Isaac Holmes took his fourth and final official visit this past weekend. The Hoboken, N.J. lineman rolled through nearby Rutgers. Following the trip, Holmes narrowed his choices to three.
"Rutgers was pretty good," he said. "I actually enjoyed myself out there. I have been out there a couple times and I enjoyed myself and got to talk to the players. They all showed me a good time.
"My host was Marquis Hamm. It was really cool with him. I met him over the summer and he remembered me. He told me we were going to have fun this weekend and he told me how the program really is. He told me what they tell you in recruiting is the same, they are straight forward and honest. He gave me a really good feel about the program."
On Saturday Holmes went with other prospects to New York City.
"I had SAT's in the morning," he said. "But later that day they took us out to a nice restaurant and we hopped the train to New York to go to the ESPNZone. We played games and got to see how the coaches are outside of coaching life. It was fun to be around those people. I enjoyed myself."
Obviously Holmes spent a lot of time with the coaches. How was that?
"It was really cool. I got to talk to them about how I fit in the program and they all look at me like I'm a big recruit. It felt good to go back to my home school and the coaches really enjoyed having me.
"I liked everything I heard. Coach Schiano was straight with me and basically said if I don't feel comfortable I shouldn't go, but if I do I should give Rutgers a long hard consideration."
What is next for the four-star prospect?
"Pretty much I'm taking it down to the wire," he said. "I am between Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Maryland.
"All three of those I have felt really comfortable with. I felt comfortable with Florida early in the process, but they have a lot of recruits coming and the distance from home is a lot. I don't see myself going that far. I like those three schools because I have stronger relationships with them."
As for a decision, Holmes claims he may decide on Signing Day.
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