The Huskers hold a spot in his top seven with Alabama, Ohio State, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Arizona. Holmes said that list is subject to change between now and his decision date, which is also his birthday.
Scout national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins also commented on the news, claiming the Huskers are a possible frontrunner for Holmes, especially if they stay hot in Calabasas High School.
NU hopes to strike gold at the Southern California powerhouse after signing Marquel Dismuke in the 2016 class. Other top targets from the school include wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and quarterback Tristan Gebbia.
Johnson Jr. also has the Huskers high on his list and is set to announce his commitment next month.
"(Keyshawn) might be leaning to Nebraska as well," Biggins said in a video discussing Holmes' decision. "If (he) picks Nebraska, I expect Darnay to give them a serious, serious look."
Holmes and Johnson Jr. have each visited Nebraska multiple times in the last year. They were most recently on campus together the weekend of Jan. 22. Keyshawn Johnson Sr., the former NFL wide receiver, is Holmes' godfather and also played for Mike Riley at USC.
Gebbia, the nation's No. 8 pro-style quarterback according to the 247sports compisite, recently included NU in his top five with Ole Miss, Washington, Washington State and West Virginia. He has not yet scheduled a date for his commitment.
But with Holmes' date set, it's possible that by June, the Huskers have reeled in two of their top Calabasas targets.