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Three-star raves about UCLA trip

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The UCLA coaches have apparently told Kishawn Holmes to attend camp this summer and if things go well then an offer could be on the way.
Holmes, a 5-foot-8, 178-pound running back from Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta who has shined on the 7on7 circuit this spring, will do one better.
He's going to both UCLA camps to prove himself - and to earn an offer from a school that he's come to love.
The three-star prospect visited with the Bruins for practice last weekend and said he was blown away by the place, the environment, how the practice was run and talking with assistant coach Steve Broussard.
"The practice environment was crazy," Holmes said. "I loved everything they did in the practice. It was very nice and up-tempo. It was just a nice experience. To set it all off, I got to talk with coach Broussard and that was a great conversation.
"He was excited to finally see me in person and he said I have nice size. He said he saw me play but he hasn't really looked at my fundamentals so he just wants me to come to camp and that camp should be enough and then it should be good for an offer. I said I was going to both camps to show them I wanted to ball out both times.
"He said that's even better and then after the camp there should be an offer. They should be cool after that."
No offers have come in yet for Holmes, a Tulsa, Okla., native, but he said Colorado State, Oklahoma State and some other programs are showing a lot of interest.
What's most exciting to the Vista Murrieta standout is getting out this summer and showing college coaches his abilities. Numerous times on the 7on7 circuit he has performed well but summer camps are going to be huge for offers and that's why he wants to hit up UCLA twice.
"It's big because I'm going to the skills camp and the elite camp," Holmes said. "The skills camp is cones and stuff and I work really well with my feet so that's going to be very good for me to show. The elite camp, they haven't seen me in 7on7 so they're going to be very surprised. It's going to raise a lot of eyes.
His time this past weekend at UCLA reinforced his belief that the Bruins are one of his favorites.
"I loved UCLA," Holmes said. "The campus was great. I got a chance to see how classes go and I was looking around. I talked to Devin Lucien, Jeremy Castro from Vista and they were all giving me a rundown. I talked to Tahaan Goodman and we met up. I loved everything about UCLA."
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