Holmes feels like he can fit into the Florida Gators offense

The Florida Gators hosted their second junior day on Saturday as the targets got the chance to watch the Gators go through spring practice.

Athlete Caziah Holmes (5-11, 179, Cocoa, FL. High) was on campus to watch the visit and he liked watching the Gators practice.

“It was a great visit, I loved practice,” Holmes said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “Practice had great intensity, they were getting after it today [Saturday], talked with Coach [Greg] Knox, getting around the facilities, the weight room and the training facilities. It was a pretty good deal.”

Holmes who plays both sides of the ball in high school says that the Gators prefer on offense.

“They like me at running back,” he said on where Florida wants him to play. “Before I even came up here they were asking me offense or defense, which one I want to play, I told him I want to play running back.”

On Saturday, Holmes got the chance to meet and talk with running backs coach Greg Knox.

“He’s a perfectionist,” Holmes said of Knox. “He’s likes everything critiqued the way it’s supposed to be and I like that.”

Holmes also got the chance to see how the Gators run their offense and he feels like he can fit into what Florida wants at running back.

“I feel like I fit perfectly,” he said on how he thinks he fits into Florida’s program. “I always got to get in the weight room but I feel like if I have the opportunity I can show them what I can do.”

The Cocoa athlete was offered by Jim McElwain’s staff but on Saturday he learned that he still had an offer from Florida.

“I don’t want to say they reaffirmed it but they said I was already offered,” Holmes said on if this staff has reaffirmed his offer. “I just didn’t know.”

Saturday was Holmes second visit to Gainesville and he likes several things about Florida’s program.

“They have my two former teammates Chauncey [Gardner] and Jawaan [Taylor] going to the NFL so that’s a plus for them,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “I just like the atmosphere and what they’re doing on the field. I like what Dan Mullen is doing, coming in and winning championship.”

The Gators haven’t been recruiting Holmes as hard as others and he says that has put Florida behind other teams early in his recruitment.

“Miami, Florida State, Ohio State, Penn State, Auburn and West Virginia,” Holmes said of schools standing out to him. “I would say I would put Florida number 7 or 8, somewhere in there. Just keeping building a relationship.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.