Junior RB Elijah Holyfield (5-10 195) of College Park, GA certainly has the bloodlines to be a tough, physical football player. He’s the son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. So his athleticism certainly is not in question.
Several schools have already offered but Holyfield wants to remain patient during the recruiting process. He wants to see what happens with USC, Georgia, Alabama and Auburn. Holyfield said that USC has not contacted him recently but he does expect to hear from them soon.
“They told me they were interested in recruiting me,” he said. “They told me they would come back by to see me during the season so, we’ll see what happens.”
Holyfield is interested in the Gamecocks and has eyes in the program.
“One of my teammates is there now,” Holyfield said. ‘It’s pretty cool to see Terry Googer there. He can tell me what it’s like from the inside. I went to the Clemson (USC) game with him last year and it was pretty intense.”
Georgia has recently begun to show more interest in Holyfield giving him confidence an offer is his in future. He feels the same way about Auburn.
Schools that have offered include Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia, Boston College, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Louisville, Duke, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.
An injury sidelined Holyfield last season but he did rush for over 700 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games. In his first game as a junior, he rushed for 157 yards and had seven total scores in the game.
He does not have a favorite.