Purdue lands transfer WR from Notre Dame

Purdue needed some immediate help at wide receiver. That’s exactly what the Boilermakers got in Corey Holmes.

The Notre Dame receiver announced on Sunday night that he’ll transfer to Purdue:

Holmes will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer in 2017. He was set to graduate from Notre Dame this August after only using two years of eligibility, which means that he’ll have two seasons in West Lafayette.

At Notre Dame, Holmes’ role was inconsistent. He had 11 catches for 96 yards as a redshirt sophomore in 2016.

Holmes was a four-star recruit out of powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) in 2014. He was the No. 27 receiver nationally and the No. 179 player overall in the 2014 class.

The 6-1, 190-pound wideout have a chance to provide an immediate impact after the departures of four of Purdue’s top five leaders in receiving yards.

Holmes was the third graduate transfer landed by Brohm. Purdue also added Western Kentucky linebacker T.J. McCollum and Wake Forest defensive back Josh Okonye.

Purdue’s spring game is set for Saturday at 1 p.m.

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