Nebraska target and former Iowa commit Gavin Holmes commits to Baylor
LINCOLN, Neb. — A 3-star wide receiver once heavily favored to commit to Nebraska instead announced his commitment to Baylor on Sunday afternoon.
Gavin Holmes, a 5-foot-11, 178-pound receiver from Justin, Texas, visited Baylor this weekend and will now play college football there.
— Gavin Holmes® (@Gavin_Holmes23) January 23, 2017
Holmes, rated a 3-star prospect by 247Sports, originally planned on announcing a commitment on Monday, but called an audible on Sunday morning.
Change of Plans, I know where i'm going. Tune in tonight @ 6 PM. God has this planned, all im doing is trusting it. ??
— Gavin Holmes® (@Gavin_Holmes23) January 22, 2017
Holmes de-committed from Iowa on Nov. 22 after nearly five months as a Hawkeyes commit. Soon after his de-commitment, Holmes received offers from Arizona State, Washington State, Nebraska, Virginia, Cal and Houston.
He officially visited Oklahoma on Dec. 2, then visited Nebraska on Dec. 9.
After his Nebraska visit, Holmes was nearly sold on the Huskers. 247sports Crystal Ball predictions had Nebraska leading for weeks afterwards.
Then, a few things happened:
Holmes received an offer from Baylor on Dec. 16, Nebraska gained a slot receiver like Holmes in Tyjon Lindsey in early January, and Holmes officially visited Arizona State and Baylor on Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, respectively.
Instead of Holmes, Nebraska has gone after 3-star WR Bryan Thompson, a slightly taller receiver at 6 feet 3 and 190 pounds. Nebraska did not visit Holmes during the visiting period that began at the beginning of January.