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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Desean Holmes leaves San Diego State football team without explanation


San Diego State freshman wide receiver Desean Holmes has once again gone MIA without informing anyone he was leaving.

Holmes, a four-star recruit who was one of the top recruits in San Deigo State’s incoming class, packed up and left his dorm room last week after four days of classes. Aztecs coach Rocky Long told The San Diego Union-Tribune that Holmes failed to show up for a morning weightlifting session last Friday. When a graduate assistant went to find him, his dorm room had been cleaned out.

Recruiting coordinator Tony White has spoken with a member of Holmes’ circle, but no one has heard from Holmes since before he left.

“The young man has a lot of problems, way too many for us to handle,” Long said. “Obviously, he wasn’t ready to be here.”

Holmes was a standout receiver at Bishop Alemany High. He received scholarship offers from at least 14 schools and was originally expected to compete for a starting job with San Diego State. However, he failed to show up to training camp on time earlier this summer and did not provide anyone on the team with an explanation. And now, he has disappeared yet again.

“If he can’t stay longer than a couple of days we don’t want him back,” Long said.

Holmes obviously has some serious personal issues going on. This doesn’t sound like a situation similar to the one where a famous recruit quit the UCLA football team to pursue another career path. We wish Holmes the best.

H/T Dr. Saturday
Photo via Desean Holmes/Twitter

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