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4-star EDGE DD Holmes includes Rutgers as a finalist



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June will be a critical month for Rutgers football recruiting. As the program attempts to get as many top prospects in the 2024 class to take official visits, the past few weeks have been critical.

On Wednesday, a big time defensive prospect included Rutgers in his list of final six schools. Daniel “DD” Holmes is a top EDGE prospect from Washington D.C. He is expected to visit the program over one of the next few weeks. Rutgers was named one of his six finalists along with Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, and South Carolina.

Per the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Holmes is ranked as the No. 279 overall prospect in the 2024 class. He is also listed as the No. 32 defensive lineman and No. 2 recruit from Washington D.C. Per On3, Holmes is the No. 135 overall prospect and No. 11 EDGE in the 2024 class. He holds over a dozen power five offers. Holmes has continued to receive them in recent weeks including from Texas and Penn State. However, those two programs were left off his final list of schools. Rutgers appears to have a legitimate chance to land the 6’6″, 240 pound EDGE.

Per Max Preps, Holmes had 37 tackles, 8 for loss, 2 sacks and an interception in 10 games played during his junior season last fall.

As Greg Schiano and Joe Harasymiak continue to elevate the Rutgers defense, potentially landing a high impact prospect is a promising development. He is one of several top targets which includes top 100 propsect Nigel Smith, who also is expected to visit in June.

The 2024 class currently has eight verbal commitments with Rutgers is currently ranked No. 29 nationally in the 247 Sports composite rankings. As the 2024 recruiting cycle enters a crucial period, Schiano and the staff are looking to generate as much positive momentum as possible. Adding Holmes to the list of June visitors is a major positive.

You can watch Holmes’ junior season highlights here.

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