For the second time this week, Notre Dame is losing a player to transfer.
On his Twitter account Saturday afternoon, Corey Holmes indicating that he would be leaving the Fighting Irish and would be continuing his collegiate playing career elsewhere. ND officials subsequently confirmed that the wide receiver will transfer out after the spring semester.
“Sometimes God takes you on a journey you didn’t know you needed to give you everything you ever wanted”… Its been a pleasure ND☘️✌🏽️ pic.twitter.com/2LVk4zsxiE
— Corey Holmes (@coreyholmes4) December 3, 2016
Holmes’ decision was triggered by a desire for a better shot at playing time.
According to the South Bend Tribune, Miami is expected to be the front-runner for Holmes’ services. The receiver also stated that Arizona State, North Carolina and UCLA “are some schools I’d be considering.”
As it stands now, Holmes plans to graduate next August, which means he would have two years of eligibility remaining and would be eligible immediately in 2017 i he moves on to another FBS school.
A four-star 2014 recruit, Holmes was rated as the No. 27 receiver in the country and the No. 26 player at any position in the state of Florida. After redshirting as a true freshman then not seeing any action in 2015, Holmes caught 11 passes for 96 yards this past season. He had a career-high four receptions in what turned out to be his final game at the school in the regular-season finale against USC.