Desean Holmes, a heavily recruited receiver/defensive back who has spent his high school career at Alemany has transferred to Muir, according to several people close to the situation.
Holmes is from Pasadena and would be a senior next season. Like many other Pasadena area talents, Holmes left the city to play at Alemany. There are rumblings that the Pasadena pipeline to other schools is about to end. Holmes coming back to Muir/Pasadena could be just the start of it.
“I’ve heard buzz out there that people are starting to consider Muir, but I haven’t heard any names of people coming to Muir,” Mustangs head coach John Hardy said. “If we keep changing this thing around and winning, we’ll get people to stay in Pasadena.
“It could only help the whole community (if Holmes transfers to Muir). People will say ‘follow him’. We’re hoping to get people to stay in Pasadena from here on out, period. I’m hoping (our season) sends a message.”
Muir insiders speculated that up to 30 would-be Mustangs were playing at other schools around the Southland this season. Alemany has been the biggest beneficiary of Pasadena talent in recent years, even shuttling kids from Pasadena to the San Fernando Valley campus. Muir insiders say the bus to Alemany is actually driven by a Muir grad.
Alemany has been referred to as Muir West on this blog and other platforms. Muir went 11-2 this season and reached the semifinals of the CIF-SS Southeast Division before losing to Norwalk last Friday.