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247 ★★★ ESPN ★★★ Rivals ★★★ Scout ★★★
FROM HOLMES' HEAD COACH DAN HOGAN
"Des is a great student-athlete. He is a 3.0 GPA student in his last two years at O'Hara. On the football field, Des was dominant every week. He was a huge factor in our program winning the 2016 PCL Championship. Des is all of 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, he can bend and is athletic enough to block some of the defensive ends in the Big Ten. He has the potential to be a big time player at Penn State. He is young for his age and is still continuing to grow. Des' best football is ahead of him, Penn State got a great player for years to come."
High School: Four-year letterman for head coach BJ Hogan at Cardinal O'Hara High School...Served as team captain in his senior year...Helped the Lions to the Catholic League Blue Division title with a 10-1 mark in his senior season...Named Pennsylvania Football News' 2016 Class 4A Lineman of the Year...Selected to Pennsylvania Football News' Class 4A All-State first team as a senior...Earned Pennsylvania Football Writers first-team All-State honors, as well as USA Today All-State first team accolades...Earned All-Southeastern and All-Delco first team selections as a senior...Garnered first-team All-Philadelphia and first-team All-Catholic honors in 2016...Rated as a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as 13th-best player in Pennsylvania and 64th-best offensive tackle by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 14 player in Pennsylvania, No. 94 prospect in the region and No. 62 offensive tackle by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania, the No. 14 offensive tackle in the East and No. 107 overall at position by Scout...Ranked as the No. 16 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Played basketball for the Lions...Named to the Cardinal O'Hara honor roll.
Personal: Full name is Gillis Desmond Holmes...Son of Deborah Walker-Holmes and G. Lee Holmes Jr....Has one brother, J. Lee Holmes...Hobbies are hanging out with friends and playing basketball...Planning to pursue a career in the financial field...Born July 28, 1999.