The quest to play college football is not always an easy road. However, when you have the raw talent for the game like Anthony Holmes does, the road may have less bumps and turns.
The 6-6, 210 pound wide receiver from Colorado made a large life decision this year. Holmes transferred from Gateway High School in Aurora, Colorado to play for Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa. However, this decision isn't preventing him from considering playing for schools back in Colorado.
"Moving to a different state doesn't change much," Holmes says. "I'll consider any school that wants to talk to me and put the time into recruiting me".
The search is an interesting one for the young man. He is looking for a coach who will be there for the duration of Holmes' stay at a program so that there's no need to learn a new system, as well as a good academic institution and a good community that will help foster his growth.
Holmes has seen interest by 14 schools up to this point. He is being looked at by Colorado, Colorado State, Arizona, Utah, Illinois, Oregon, California, Iowa, Kansas State, Stanford, Nebraska, BYU, San Diego State, and Wyoming. Out of those 14, Holmes has received offers from San Diego State and Wyoming.
Holmes plans on attending what camps he can this summer. He has already attended Iowa's camp, but was unable to participate due to a lingering shoulder injury. Holmes plans to be full strength by next week, and hopes to make it out to San Diego State's camp later this summer.
Holmes has high expectations for himself and his new team this season. "I want to show coaches that I can be an effective wide receiver at the next level this season. Senior year is when it really matters," Holmes says about his individual expectations. "As for the team," he continues, "Valley has a good history. The coach has been here for a long time and goes really deep in the playoffs. They've won a lot of championships in his time there, so we're expected to be successful this year too".
At the moment, there is no top 3 list for Holmes, but he looks forward to what lies ahead this season.