Sep 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; USC Trojans flag is carried on the field prior to the start of the game against the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Desean Holmes commits to USC: Trojans grab 4-star receiver

Desean Holmes won’t have to travel too far to continue his college football playing career as the Pasadena native committed to the USC Trojans on Monday evening.

The 5-10.5, 170-pound receiver who is transferring from Alemany high to John Muir high school picked USC over offers from Washington State, Oklahoma, Fresno State and Arizona State.

The four-star recruit is the nation’s No. 178 recruit overall regardless of position, the No. 22 wide receiver and the No. 23 recruit in the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was timed at 4.58 in the 40-yard dash and sports a 31.6 inch vertical jump.

Holmes is an undersized receiver who needs to get bigger, stronger and faster–like all recruits do entering college– and will line up in the slot and use his shiftiness to work underneath routes and he can find a spot on the return teams as a punt or kick returner.

Holmes is fresh off from competing at Nike’s “The Opening” in Beaverton, Oregon last week where he showcased his skills against some of the top recruits in the nation at the All-Star camp.

Holmes was on the same team as Elite 11 MVP and Alabama commit Blake Barnett as well as a quarterback he will see a lot over the next four years in college as Oregon commit, Travis Waller, joined Barnett as one of the quarterbacks on his Team Apocalypse.

With the addition of Holmes, USC moves up to the nation’s No. 11 ranked class and solidifies their ranking as the No. 1 team in the Pac-12, ahead of UCLA and Oregon.

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