4-star ATH Holmes enjoys Paradise Camp, discusses Canes

4-star ATH Holmes enjoys Paradise Camp, discusses Canes

Stefan Adams
2020 4-star ATH Caziah Holmes already possesses a Miami offer, but that didn’t stop him from coming out to Paradise Camp and competing against some of South Florida’s top talent in front of the UM coaching staff.

“It was great,” Holmes said on Paradise. “Getting the one-on-one coaching from the coaches at the position, it’s just getting you better at the position that you play.”

As a dual-threat athlete that plays both RB and DB for his Cocoa High team, Holmes chose to work out at RB at Paradise to give coaches an idea of his versatility.

“I actually just wanted to play running back myself,” Holmes said. “Just to show them I’m not just a DB, I’m an athlete that can play everywhere on the field. They’re recruiting me as an athlete in general, though.”

Growing up in the backfield has given Holmes an affinity for the position, but he says he’ll do whatever it takes to get on the field at the next level.

“I prefer playing running back, I grew up playing it,” Holmes said. “Last year was the first time I ever played DB. So I love playing running back because that was my first position, but anywhere I get a chance to play and start on the field in college, that’s where I want to play.”

Being at RB, Holmes mainly went against the linebacker group all night at Paradise. Any linebacker there that was tough to go against?

“Nobody. I beat them all. I had a good performance.”

The 6’0” 180 pound prospect had UM legend Clinton Portis as a position coach, but Portis was one of the guest coaches that did not get paperwork clearance to coach in time for the event. Still, Holmes says he was watching on at the camp, and gave a speech to the running backs in meetings beforehand.

“He was out there watching us, I got to meet him for a bit when he was back in the meeting room talking to us,” Holmes said on Portis. “He was mainly just talking to us as a group, telling us what it’s like playing running back and what it takes to be great.”

Did attending the event help Miami in his mind?

“Not really, because Miami has always been number 1,” Holmes said. “I was thinking about committing, but I’m still going to wait.”

Other Power 5 schools that have offered the talented athlete include Florida, Rutgers, Kentucky, Maryland, and Syracuse. Holmes also recently picked up an offer from Louisville and has a personal connection to the Cardinals.

“I just know one of my friends is there, Javian Hawkins,” Holmes said on UL. “He’s a running back.”

While Holmes doesn’t have any top groups or upcoming visit plans, he does say he will make an early decision. His school of choice will make him feel valued, sport a great family environment, and have solid academics.

“I’ll commit somewhere before senior year, after junior,” Holmes said. “I’m looking for a place to make me feel like I’m a key part of the team and make me feel like the coaches and my teammates are like family to me and a family to my parents. And most importantly, the education.”

 

Comments (17)

Kid is a talent. Be great to establish a Cocoa Space Coast connection. Since we have seized Jville it would be a huge advantage to control the entire east coast of Florida
 
Kid is a talent. Be great to establish a Cocoa Space Coast connection. Since we have seized Jville it would be a huge advantage to control the entire east coast of Florida

Ya, cocoa, rockledge, and mainland are schools we should be visiting every year. Especially mainland and cocoa...and of course hurlie brown deserves a visit at merrit island.
 
He put on a show shaking dudes left and right at Paradise RB's vs LB's. WANT!!!!!
 
He'll be a Cane.

Probably a DB, but if he does come as an RB, Portis seems to be the RB from Miami most like him.

He'll be dangerous wherever he lines up on the field.
 
Don't know or care what position he ends up at. Just get him in the class.
 
I guess Miami made him feel at... Holmes :cool:
 
Kid is a talent. Be great to establish a Cocoa Space Coast connection. Since we have seized Jville it would be a huge advantage to control the entire east coast of Florida
Agree 100%, getting Holmes and Avantae from DeLand will go a long way, Damarius Good is the type of athlete that blows up an gets the FSU, UF offer, glad we got em first and can go into central or north Florida if needed, especially for DB's
 
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Kids track speed is unreal already and will only get faster in HS.
His 21.21--200m this past spring is the 5th fastest 200m for sophomores in the US and the fastest for 10th graders in FL.
In addition, a leaper over 23 feet in the long jump the 4th best in the state for sophomores.
 
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Kids track speed is unreal already and will only get faster in HS.
His 21.21--200m this past spring is the 5th fastest 200m for sophomores in the US and the fastest for 10th graders in FL.
In addition, a leaper over 23 feet in the long jump the 4th best in the state for sophomores.

Unreal speed. As a comparison Tyson Campbell's best 100m in 9th grade was 11.09 Holmes posted a 10.60!
 
SPEEDSTERS like Holmes, always get welcomed by me!! Players with that type of speed can play anywhere he is needed.. If I was his recruiter, I would just tell him to join this program and you just decide where you want to play once you get here.. THIS is the type of speed Miami dominated CFB with in the past, it's time to get it back!!
 

Just check out #59 make everyone look pathetic. He has the white sleeve on his calf. I think he went 4 for 4. First two he just outran the LB to the corner effortlessly and on the second 2 shook em Hester style.
 
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^ Camron Davis pops up in that video between 2:00 - 2:30 -- dude is huge.
 
Kids track speed is unreal already and will only get faster in HS.
His 21.21--200m this past spring is the 5th fastest 200m for sophomores in the US and the fastest for 10th graders in FL.
In addition, a leaper over 23 feet in the long jump the 4th best in the state for sophomores.


Dam these are the kinds of football players with speed Miami needs to take itself to the next level.
 

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