- Corey Dowlar, RecruitingNation
Corey Holmes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) is nearly through his junior season of football and continues to experience success on the field and in the recruiting process.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver has added a couple of new offers, but with a newly-made highlight tape, perhaps some more could be on the way.
"My season has gone pretty well for me so far," he said. "I just made a new highlight tape for the first half of the season so I want to send that out to schools. I'm up to 11 offers now. UCF, Syracuse, Houston and Notre Dame are the latest ones."
Unofficial visits haven't really been a priority. Holmes has had a chance to go to a handful of games in the state, but for one reason or another, those plans haven't come to fruition.
He stays in contact with the in-state schools like Florida, Florida State and Miami regularly, though.
"I haven't been to any games yet," he said. "I thought I was going to go to the Florida-South Carolina game, but it didn't turn out like I thought it would be. I still talk to the coaches at all those schools."
The last week of November presents a new opportunity. When Florida State hosts rival Florida, it is to be expected that a large number of prospects will be there to watch the game firsthand.
Holmes would like to join in.
"I really wanted to go to that one and I still do," he said. "I just have to talk to my dad and see if he would be cool with making a trip up there to Florida State."
Because both the Gators and Seminoles have offered, it would allow him to multitask. Not only could he tour FSU's campus, he could also see Florida's team live and in color.
"They are two teams that I am interested in," Holmes said. "Of course it will be a big game. They are good in-state schools. A win would be real big."
Holmes added that the winner of the game wouldn't have too big of an impact on him, rather his relationships with the coaching staffs would take priority.