"I committed to Mississippi State today and it was a great feeling," said Holcombe. "I know when I committed that everybody in that room was excited, my family, Coach Mullen, Coach Collins and of course I was extremely excited.
"It feels so good to have my decision made and I just feel at home here.
"Mississippi State has everything that I was looking for.
"I know coming here that I will have a great future after football."
Holcombe reports that he felt like a priority to the Mississippi State staff and that proved to be a real factor in his decision.
"You know I was real happy when they offered me last month," said Holcombe. "When I came to the camp last time, I just had a good feeling about Mississippi State and about the coaches.
"I like the atmosphere here and I am excited about everything."
Holcombe was one of the standouts in one-on-ones, intercepting a big pass early in drills that send his fellow linebackers into a frenzy.
The chance to put in some work on the playing surface of his future football home appears to have been a great experience for the rising senior.
"Everything about today has been great," said Holcombe. "Being able to come out here and compete on this field has been a lot of fun.
"It's just been a great day for me and I am excited.
"All I can say about everything is that it's all been great.
"Everything about today has been great and I couldn't be happier about everything.
"It was great to compete with a bunch of other Bulldogs.
"I had a blast."