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Monday, July 1, 2013
Holmes could let more schools back in

By Tom VanHaaren

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Oklahoma is hoping to sneak back into the picture with ESPN 150 receiver Corey Holmes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) since he came out with his top two schools. Notre Dame and UCLA are the teams to beat for now, but Holmes said there is still a chance that can change.

"I go to UCLA on July 9. If I like UCLA, then I'll probably take it into the summer or into the fall and take some official visits," he said. "I would say that visit is going to be very important. I'm not sure yet what I want to do. Like I said, that visit is going to be really important."

Once he takes that visit, his recruiting picture could become a little more focused. Then again, he might decide to open it back up to a select few schools.

"If I decide to keep it open, it'll be Florida and Oklahoma that I'll still look at," he said. "I've had a lot of kids talk to me about recruiting in a joking manner. I know what I'm looking for in a college, so the talk doesn't really influence me. I know the things I'm looking for."

Holmes is the No. 8-ranked wide receiver and No. 77 overall in the country, but he still has somewhat of a chip on his shoulder. He is taking his time at The Opening very seriously and wants to show people what he can do.

"I just want to prove I'm not overrated, but prove that I'm rather underrated," he said. "I just want to prove that I'm up there with the top receivers in the country."