When Will Va. Tech RB Offeree Holmes Decide?

When Will Va. Tech RB Offeree Holmes Decide?

A Harrisonburg (Va.) High teammate is set to make an announcement as to his college destination Sunday, but is running back Michael Holmes close to a decision? VTInsider.com has the answer inside, as well as a potential reason why Holmes' recruitment hasn't moved as quickly and on such a wide scale as his talent suggests it should.

Four-star offensive lineman Landon Turner will announce his college decision Sunday, but he is not the only prospect at Harrisonburg (Va.) High getting loads of interest.

Schools also stopped by in the spring to see three-star running back Michael Holmes, who holds offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia and James Madison.

"He's being recruited primarily (within) the state. He's got Virginia Tech, Virginia, JMU and Marshall has definitely said they were interested," Harrisonburg High coach Tim Sarver said. "He has not made his mind up, and I'm not sure that he will any time soon. I think he'll take some official visits and things before he makes his decision."

The 6-foot, 190-pound Holmes ran for 2,749 yards and 41 touchdowns as a junior. He averaged 11.2 yards per carry, but so far his recruitment has been limited to area schools.

"I'm surprised there haven't been more out-of-state schools that have been in contact with him," Sarver said.

One of the reasons may be a lack of exposure for Holmes.

His playing time was limited as a sophomore because Harrisonburg relied heavily on Alex Owah in the running game.

"Up until last year he was virtually unknown," Sarver said. "We had another tailback, who is down at East Carolina, and he was really kind of an unsung hero until this past season. Out of state, he probably just hasn't been seen by as many people."

Holmes has the opportunity to change that during his senior season, and if he waits, it could lead to more offers.

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