Ex-Notre Dame RB Holmes lands at Penn State

Penn State head coach James Franklin reportedly is adding former Notre Dame running back C.J. Holmes to his team.Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

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Running back C.J. Holmes, who was dismissed from the Notre Dame squad in January, will get another chance at Penn State, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Holmes will arrive at Penn State as a walk-on this fall, and will sit out the 2018 season before having three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Holmes was a Penn State recruiting target in the class of 2017 out of Hamden, Conn., before choosing Notre Dame.

He was suspended indefinitely by Notre Dame in December following an arrest related to shoplifting charges. He was dismissed from the team a month later.

According to a January report by South Bend, Indiana, radio station WNDU, Holmes was charged with a class B misdemeanor. If he paid his fees, performed 35 hours of community service and did not commit a crime over the following five months, the charges would be dismissed.

Holmes appeared in eight games as a freshman for Notre Dame last season. He had eight carries for 32 yards.

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