Offensive lineman Khaled Holmes (6-3, 300) and his Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei teammates will get the ball rolling this Friday Night when they take on West Covina, Calif., in their season opener.
Holmes didn't attend any camps this summer deciding on concentrating working out with his team and giving 100 percent focus on his senior season.
Now that September 1st has arrived coaches now can make phone calls, but unfortunately his cell phone has been missing in action because someone stole his phone and he just recently reactivated so he isn't aware outside of Stanford what schools have called.
That doesn't matter because Holmes has a good beat on his recruitment.
"USC still leads and Cal is number two," Holmes said. "Stanford and Notre Dame are a little behind Cal.
"I'm going to probably visit USC, Cal, Stanford and Notre Dame," Holmes said. "I'm open for the last visit, but I don't really see myself taking a fifth trip.
Besides the before mentioned schools, Holmes has offers from the likes of Arizona, Washington, Oregon State, Ole Miss, Nebraska and more
Whoever lands Holmes will benefit by getting a player who is well coached by one of the best high school coaches in Southern California in Bruce Rollison.
The reason that Holmes is such a sought after recruit is he is very athletic for a big man and runs well in the open field. He has the quickness and speed to chase down linebackers.
The scouting report on Holmes is good at both run and pass blocking, but he acknowledges that he has the potential to improve his techniques and be even better. His best football is ahead of him.
As a junior, Holmes earned first-team all-league, first-team all-county and second-team all-CIF.
Holmes has good bloodlines, his father played college football for Michigan and his brother is former USC tight end Alex Holmes.