Last week, four-star running back for the class of 2016 Elijah Holyfield committed to play for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is going to be a huge addition to the Bulldogs’ program over the next few years, but his father wasn’t too excited about his son’s decision.
Elijah’s father just happens to former heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield. He talked with USA TODAY’s For the Win about where he truly wanted his son to go.
Hint: It’s in Indiana.
This isn’t to say that he isn’t happy for his son, but Evander knows exactly what going to college is about and that is to get an education. He knows that an education from Notre Dame will benefit Elijah much more than one from Georgia.
“If you go to college you go to get an education. That’s why I tried to get him to go to Notre Dame. What are you going to do from 25-75? Education is the key. Life is more than football, just like life is more than boxing. I can’t say that Georgia can’t give him a good education, but only that at Notre Dame you’d be getting a $250,000 a year education instead of a $50,000 education.”
There’s no guarantee that Elijah is going to be a successful professional football player, but with a good education, there’s pretty much nothing stopping him from having a great career, no matter what he decides to do.
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