January 16, 2007

Jacksonville ATH heading to Syracuse

Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin athlete Mike Holmes has verbally committed to Syracuse. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder confirmed his decision to Rivals.com by text message on Tuesday morning.

"I have committed to Syracuse," he said.

Holmes picked the Orange over Iowa and Indiana. He also held scholarship offers from Connecticut, Southern Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State.

Holmes likely will play cornerback at Syracuse. He is the 20th commitment for the Orange in this year's class and the second from the state of Florida, joining tight end Nick Provo of Greenacres John I. Leonard.

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