Holmes went to junior college straight out of high school, and despite having offers from major Division 1 schools after his freshman year, elected to return to JUCO for his sophomore season. K-State, Iowa State, and Missouri were among the schools vying for his service, but Holmes orally committed to KU in the week leading up to the December signing period. Holmes joins a crowded defensive line at Kansas, with everyone on the two-deep returning for 2017, including All-Big 12 selection Daniel Wise.
Holmes signed with KU in December and is already on campus, expected to participate in spring ball.
Hometown: Chipley, FL
High School: Chipley
JUCO: Hutchinson CC (KS)
Rating: #15 overall JUCO DT per 247Sports
247Sports Composite: 3-star
Other offers: Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, South Florida, Syracuse, Colorado State, Southern Miss, Central Florida, Western Kentucky
Other interest: Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State, Minnesota, Tennessee