Thanks to a potential departure from the Missouri Tigers football roster, we have our first, but certainly not last, portal post of the day.
Matt Zenitz of al.com was the first to report that cornerback Christian Holmes is heading toward the NCAA transfer database. A Missouri Tigers football official subsequently confirmed that Holmes has entered his name into the portal.
Normally standard operating procedures for football players in such situations, Holmes hasn’t yet addressed his impending departure on his personal Twitter account.
Holmes was a three-star member of Mizzou’s 2016 recruiting class. He was the highest-rated corner in the Tigers’ class that year.
During his time in Columbia, the Georgia product played in 35 games. He started a dozen of those appearances, including eight this past season.
The past two years, Holmes totaled 19 passes defensed, four tackles for loss and two interceptions. He returned one of those passes for a touchdown in 2018.
An injury sidelined Holmes for the entire 2017 season.
Odom, incidentally, landed on his feet as Arkansas’ defensive coordinator.