Let’s start off on the right foot: if you’re not a college football recruiting hardcore, high school all-star games can be a bit of a drab affair.
Let’s try and get through the CliffNotes quickly, shall we?
“Did the four-star pick Ohio State?” Nope.
“What about the five-star corner?” Not him either.
“Well what about the *other* five-star corner?” Good news! He totally did.
An Ohio State quarterback commit also made one dandy of a play.
But perhaps the best part of the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl came during one of those recruiting misses.
Following an extremely dramatic recruitment, four-star corner Darnay Holmes chose UCLA in a bit of a surprise over USC and Ohio State. Evidently his too-cute-for-words nephew felt strongly otherwise:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ CB Darnay Holmes' nephew is not pleased (h/t @bangulo) #ArmyBowl pic.twitter.com/AGXhSBAL8V— #ArmyBowl (@ArmyAllAmerican) January 7, 2017
Ohio State punter Drue Chrisman knows the score:
Should've listened to his nephew pic.twitter.com/cHU7qkJUGP— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman18) January 7, 2017
While Holmes will have to hone his craft on the west coast, maybe this story can have a happy ending when his nephew grabs a scarlet and grab cap more than a decade from now at a future Army All-American game.
If nothing else, he’ll now be forever immortalized in internet lore.