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2023 DE DeeJay Holmes

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6’3 230lbs 3-star EDGE/DE out of The Muck, goes to 5A school Pahokee

Had an outstanding Junior year with 92tcks 25.5TFL’s 19.5 sacks 3FF’s & 3FR’s winning the Palm Beach Defensive Player of the year



Is an explosive Rhino rusher with an insanely quick burst first step off the snap. He attacks the line of scrimmage as though he’s shot out of a cannon & is a relentless pursuer of the QB. Super High-motor Rush-End who does a really good job with engage press stack & shed upon the point of impact & just absolutely hunts down the QB with unmeasured violence & aggression. @:50 has very quick hand swim move which stifles Lineman & combined with his incredibly quick footwork makes for a very difficult Block for OL’s because if you don’t beat him to the punch you’re finished. @1:30... Wow! Is all I have to say about that hands attack lol

He’s an insanely quick-twitch athlete with violent hands & disruptive explosive Edge rusher that projects as a high upside Weak side rusher or could definitely play as an OLB Jack rusher in a 3-4 system. Has legit 4.5 speed at DE & has great physical frame to get up to the 255 range & be an absolute pass rushing Demon in the right system.

Needs to work on playing with more balance & hip bend, but that can be coached up.

One of the most underrated prospects in the 23 class IMO with a really high upside. He’s being recruited by arguably one of the best DLine coaches in college in Charlie Partridge at Pitt who has developed Calijah Kancey into top 1-3 round draft pick after this season.

This kid reminds me Josiah Stewart from Coastal Carolina, mid-tier 3-star that wound up being 5th in the Nation in sacks...
As a True Freshman;
They’re pretty much rated the same coming out of High school too.



Obviously, we’re not recruiting him because we have higher ranked targets, but this is a kid that I definitely think will have a productive college career & under the right tutelage will be developed into a force multiplier weapon on the DLine even as just as pass rushing specialist.

He’s already OV’d to Pitt, looks like Partridge will get another steal...

Offers:
Pitt, Penn ST, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Louisville, West VA, Purdue, Indiana, GTech, Boston College, Syracuse, UCF, USF, Coastal Carolina, Marshall, FAU & Western Kentucky
 

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WTF. Pro level first step & burst off the line. Closes in on the QB in a blink. Gotta be the measurables as to why he doesn't have another star. Two more inches taller and he'd be a Top 50 in FL/Top 200 national guy.
It’s some of the best HS film I’ve seen since Garvin’s tape.

Kid looks like Khalil Mack at Buffalo, he’s a heat-seeking missile getting after the QB.
 

RattlerCane305

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It’s some of the best HS film I’ve seen since Garvin’s tape.

Kid looks like Khalil Mack at Buffalo, he’s a heat-seeking missile getting after the QB.
Bruh I didn't even read your write-up before I posted and saw pretty much everything you stated. First step, violent & active hands, motor and closing burst. All boxes checked.

I personally think if Holmes grows two inches taller and gains 20 lbs. in his sleep tonight, he'd skyrocket up our DE board. Somebody's gonna look like a genius when he hits their program..
 

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Insane first step, power displayed, and incredible speed to attack the QB violently (or ball carrier). Looks like Partridge is going to hit SoFL again and snag himself a valuable gem. Sucks that we’re not on him more so, hopefully we land some of the higher rated kids along the DL.
 

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Really good player. Yeah we have stepped up a couple notches the caliber athletes we after but this guy with a redshirt could be a bonafide star in a couple years. Insane first step and tenacity. Raw though.
 

TemplarCane

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Offer. Sign.

Aaron Donald is 6’1 285. Warren Sapp was 6’2 at best. No, this kid isn’t likely to be the next Sapp or Donald but how many greats check every measurable box?

Kid looks like he has traits you hope to find because they can’t be coached.
 
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