Oklahoma State will add some much-needed experience to its secondary, thanks to a commitment from Missouri transfer redshirt-junior cornerback Christian Holmes, according to OSU running back Chuba Hubbard, who spilled the beans on Instagram early Sunday.
Holmes, a former three-star prospect from 2016, visited Stillwater during the weekend.
He was expected to compete for a starting spot with the Tigers in 2020 before entering the transfer portal. He had 29 tackles and four passes defended in 12 games this past season. His production was a slight dip from his 2018 campaign when he had 35 tackles, 12 passes defended and two interceptions.
Holmes is a great addition to a position group that is mostly underclassmen for 2020. While Rodarius Williams will bring 39 starts to the cornerback group, behind him Thomas Harper is the only other player with meaningful on-field experience. So adding someone like Holmes will only bolster a talented — but young — group.
OSU now has 23 signees/commits for their 2020 class, including three transfers in defensive end Collin Clay (Arkansas), offensive guard Josh Sills (West Virginia) and Holmes.