Darnay Holmes, the No. 12 player in the Class of 2017, will play at UCLA in part so he can stay closer to home. But his nephew really, really wanted him to pick Ohio State.
The nephew pointed incessantly at a Buckeyes hat as Holmes announced his decision during the Army All-American Bowl on NBC. A wave of sadness then fell over his face and he slammed his fists on the table.
Holmes is the No. 2 cornerback in the country out of Calabasas High School in southern California. He picked the Bruins over Nebraska, Ohio State and USC.