Ole Miss signee reportedly arrested after eluding police, facing felony charge
Ole Miss 2023 signee DeeJay Holmes was arrested Monday in Palm Beach, Florida. According to The Palm Beach Post’s Emilee Smarr, Holmes faces a third-degree felony charge for eluding an officer with active sirens. Holmes, 18, was held on a $3,000 bond and released from custody in the early morning hours of Wednesday.
According to Smarr, the police report details officers responding to reports of vehicles drag racing and “almost causing multiple car crashes.” Police ran a license plate check on the vehicle being driven by Holmes and it indicated an expired registration. According to the police report, when the officers attempted to pull Holmes over, he sped away, driving 60 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone.
The Ole Miss athletic department did not respond to a request for comment from The Post.
Holmes is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound edge defender from Pahokee (Fla.) High and rated as a 3-star recruit in the industry-generated 247 Composite. He announced his commitment to and signed with the Rebels during the national signing day in February.
He held 20 scholarship offers from FBS schools, including 15 Power 5 programs.
He was named the Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County 5A-1A Defensive Player of The Year in 2021 following a season where he recorded 92 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, and 19.5 sacks.