Elijah Holyfield is the son of former champion boxer Evander, and he also happens to be a four-star running back in the college football recruiting class of 2016, and he could have some big news. Per Chris Kirschner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Holyfield has said that he has been silently committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for over a month.
“I had to sure up some things recently,” he said. “I’ve had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go for some time now. I’m 100 percent sure that’s where I want to go now.”
“I am still trying to keep everything on the down-low because I am just worried about my season now and not this other stuff,” he said. “Also, if I say where I visited, I’ll have like 100 reporters ask me about them and I don’t want to answer everyone,” he laughed.
Holyfield’s official decision will come at his high school, Atlanta’s Woodward Academy, on Friday. Apart from Atlanta, he will be considering South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee.
Despite the other schools under consideration, Georgia is a great fit for Holyfield. The Bulldogs could have a hole at running back if sophomore Nick Chubb opts to enter the draft after this season, and it’s clear that Holyfield likes what he has seen from the program.
Once he makes his decision Friday, Campus Sports will update this story immediately.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to 247 Sports