Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor defensive end Jalyn Holmes has committed to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
"I have accepted the invitation to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl," said Holmes. "I'm really excited for the opportunity to play in what I considered the most prestigious of the All-American games."
The four-star defender said along with the prestige of the game, he was immediately impressed by the community outreach that the participants of the bowl take part in during the bowl week.
"I'm big on giving back. I was on the website for the bowl and the community service aspect of being an U.S. Army All-American really did it for me, along with being a part of that fraternity of players that have played previously.
"I know two of the players that played in the game. Eli Harold and Taquan Mizzell both played in the game."
On Saturday, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan wide receiver Jamil Kamara committed to play in the game as well.
Holmes and Kamara have long talked about being U.S. Army All-Americans, if given the opportunity.
"Jamil and I have always talked about it. We would always joke that if we don't go to the same school, we definitely need to play in the same All-American game.
"That's a reality now and it's the game we always talked about."
The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder holds offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Alabama, East Carolina, Illinois, Miami, N.C. State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
At this point, no favorites have emerged for his services.
"I'm open to all of the schools on my list. If they're showing interest in me, I'm looking into them."
In terms of visits, Holmes plans to visit Tennessee in the next two weeks.
"I have visit set to Tennessee on April 20th. Over the summer, my plan is to definitely visit both Florida State and Florida."
Don't expect a college decision from Holmes soon.
"I'm going to take my time with the recruiting process. My plan is to take my official visits before making my college decision."
247Sports ranks Holmes as the No. 45 player in the nation.