Chad Simmons

Powerhouses make up Scout 300 LB Dax Hollifield's list of top schools

Shelby (N.C.) inside linebacker Dax Hollifield has narrowed his list to nine schools.

After receiving close to 20 scholarship offers, Dax Hollifield is down to nine schools.

AlabamaFlorida StateLSUNorth CarolinaNotre DameVirginiaSouth CarolinaStanford and Wake Forest made the cut for the four-star linebacker.

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech have been considered the frontrunners for months. However, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Hollifield's recruitment has exploded recently, and his decision is going to be much tougher than before.

Hollifield finished his junior season with 146 tackles, including 52 for loss and 18 sacks, an interception, two pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

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