Rival250 defensive tackle Isaac Holmes took his second official visit of the season over the weekend. The 6-foot-3, 295-pounder out of Hoboken, N.J. made his way to Maryland.
"The trip was good," he said. "I had a lot of fun. I was around a lot of good people, my cousin Bearthur Johnson was my host. I liked everything about the program and the people are real."
How was it being hosted by his cousin?
"I'm not going to say that's a really big factor, he is my cousin," he said. "If I go there it's because it's a comfortable fit for me. It is always a plus to have someone that won't lie to you. He'll look out for you because you're family."
Holmes toured the school, checked out the facilities and attended a basketball game.
"I did go to the basketball game and it was fun hanging out with the players. I got a good vibe on who I would be playing with."
Holmes got significant time to sit down and have one-on-one meetings with the coaches.
"I sat down with Coach Sollazzo and Coach Friedgen," he said. "Coach Sollazzo is always great. He's active and has a good time.
"I really love Coach Friedgen as a head coach. He's a real dude and doesn't beat around the bush. He is a guy you can talk to."
The four-star prospect enjoyed his trip.
"I had a ball. They showed me a good time and there were no negatives."
Holmes has two more visits set for next month, one on January 9th to Pittsburgh and a second on January 23rd to Rutgers.
"That's all I have right now. I'm still considering Penn State, but I'm not sure."