CJ Holmes will trying out at a new position for the upcoming season, according to Penn State’s updated roster.
Holmes, who arrived at Penn State as a running back following his freshman season at Notre Dame, will be making the switch to safety this year. The Nittany Lions have just one returning starter at the position, so the transition will give the team some depth.
Holmes came to State College last summer and used the 2018 season as a redshirt year. He spent one year at Notre Dame, rushing eight times for 32 yards, all coming against North Carolina in 2017. He played in eight games.
As a high school recruit, Holmes was a four-star prospect out of Connecticut and drew interest from several programs. After one year in South Bend, he decided to return closer to his hometown.
Penn State begins the 2019 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 against Idaho.