Michigan State football received a verbal commitment from 2013 running back Gerald Holmes (Carman-Ainsworth/Flint, Mich.) on Feb. 5, so Spartan Avenue interviewed him on Wednesday to get an update on how things have been going for him so far this fall.
Spartan Avenue: Which games have you attended this fall?
Gerald Holmes: “I made it to the Boise State and Eastern Michigan games, and I want to make it to the Iowa game and a couple others later on this season.”
SA: What is your current relationship like with the running backs currently on the team?
GH: “I don’t have a personal relationship with any of the running backs that are currently on the team. I know freshman running back Marcus Horne from a camp I went to my junior year, and as far as the incoming 2013 recruits, I only know running back R.J. Shelton (Beaver Dam, Beaver Dam, Wis.).”
SA: What is your current relationship like with the Michigan State football coaching staff?
GH: “I have a good relationship with the coaching staff. We talk about once or twice a week.”
SA: How are you and your high school team doing this season?
GH: “I don’t know what my personal statistics are right now, but my team is 6-0.”
Spartan Avenue also asked Holmes about enrolling early in December, but he said he isn’t going to. He will be unable to participate in spring practices, and will instead begin his collegiate career next August.
Holmes held scholarship offers from Michigan State, Central Michigan and Toledo, among others.
Spartan Avenue will keep you abreast of any recruiting information about Gerald Holmes as it is made available to us.