Holmes was all set to go to Central Arkansas, but a family illness made him reconsider his options. TCU offered him on a Friday, after he received his release from Central Arkansas, and by Saturday, he was a Frog.
Holmes originally signed with FCS program Central Arkansas in February. Holmes was excited to have the opportunity to play for the Bears but when he discovered his grandmother had health issues he started to rethink his future.
It was then that Holmes knew he couldn’t be far away from his family. Therefore, after speaking with his head coach he re-opened his recruitment and asked to be released from his NLI with Central Arkansas. He finally received his release from UCA last Friday. It didn’t take long for TCU, along with Baylor, Houston and Texas Tech to start showing interest. Of course, when you run a 21.2 200-meter, it helps.
The Frogs will head to LA for the second straight season. In 2017, TCU played Nevada in a thrilling 84-80 victory for the Frogs. Jaylen Fisher scored 20 points and handed out six assists, earning MVP honors.
Of course, playing in LA has other benefits too.
“It’s another great opportunity for us to play in one of the top venues in the world, the Staples Center, and in California, home to many TCU alums and current students,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said in a release. “It’s also an opportunity for us to play a quality team from the Pac-12.”
Over a 1,000 students enrolled at TCU are from California. TCU’s enrollment for 2017-2018 was 10,394. About 1,300 TCU alumni live in Los Angeles.