Notre Dame Transfer WR Corey Holmes talks Canes
Back in 2014, St. Thomas Aquinas WR Corey Holmes shut his recruitment down and decided to sign with Notre Dame. Fast forward three years later, the once 4 Star, Under Armor All American has decided to transfer from Notre Dame and open his recruiting process back up. He talks to CanesInSight about why he decided to transfer.
"The season was OK," Holmes said. "It was my first true season being involved in the offense."
"I wish I would of saw more opportunities, but that's why I feel like I can take advantage of this opportunity of transferring and get those opportunities I wanted at Notre Dame, somewhere else."
Holmes played in 12 games for Notre Dame this season -- he had 11 receptions for 96 yards, while the opportunities weren't there for him, he explains that playing time wasn't the only factor in this decision.
"The relationship I had with the coaches --Ii felt that if I wasn't going to have a good relationship with the coaches, I wasn't going to get anywhere in my career at Notre Dame," said Holmes.
"The culture believe it or not had a big factor in my decision to transfer. I felt like my whole time there, it just wasn't a good fit for me."
Holmes was a highly ranked recruit coming out of high school, with offers from schools like Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma, USC and other, but there's only one school from the past that's still recruiting him.
"North Carolina, Miami, Marshall, Kentucky and Wake Forest are the school recruiting me right now," he said.
Being from St. Thomas Aquinas HS, the local school has always held a special place inside his heart.
"It would be a blessing," said Holmes. "It would be real nice for me to come home and play for my hometown team and wear the orange and green."
"They showed me a good amount of love coming out of high school," he added.
"I wish I would of considered them more when I was in high school and could of took a couple of visits to the campus and stuff."
While Holmes played some 2000 miles away, he has a special relationship with Miami WR coach Ron Dugans.
"What's funny about it, Coach Dugans when he was at USF actually gave me my first offer, so it's really cool that he's at Miami and there's a chance i could player for the coach that was the first to believe in my athletic abilities."