LB Dax Hollifield of Shelby, NC will continue his official tour of his top schools this weekend when he, his parents and his younger brother visit USC for the Arkansas weekend. Hollifield has taken an official visit to Florida State. This past weekend he he went unofficially to Virginia Tech for the Clemson game.
“He enjoyed that,” said Shelby High coach Lance Ware who joined Hollifield in Blacksburg and added that the home teams which have hosted his star for visits this season are a combined 0-5. “He’s got three big weekends in a row. He’s enjoyed everywhere he’s been. He’s going to have a tough decision. They are all good schools to choose from and he has build good relationships with all the coaches including Coach Hutzler and Coach Muschamp (from USC). He likes a big time atmosphere and an opportunity to play early. He just needs to pick where he will be happy for four to five years.”
Hollifield has made several visits to USC for junior days, camps, practices and games. He was last in Columbia for the Kentucky game last month.
“He said the atmosphere was great,” Ware said. “That’s something that always sticks out when he visits there. Coach Hutzler scouted our South Pointe game.”
After the USC visit, Hollifield has visits set to North Carolina and Virginia Tech in consecutive weeks. He also plans to take an official to Stanford but that won’t be until January meaning his decision won’t come before late January. And Hollifield has not given his coach any indication of a favorite at this point.
“He has nothing but good things to say about all of them,” Ware said. “I think they are all doing their due diligence, all are recruiting him very hard and all feel like they are still in it.”
This season Hollifield has 62 total tackles with 11 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and one pass break up.