Georgia to Get Holyfield Back on Campus

Georgia offered Elijah Holyfield a scholarship September 2014 and the Dawgs have him on campus twice since. The in-state school is now turning up the heat on the Scout 300 running back...

It has been a little up and down between Georgia and Elijah Holyfield.

At times he has felt like a target and at times, he has not.

Georgia offered the 2016 four-star running back a scholarship September, a week after he visited Athens for a game. He then got back on the UGA campus for the Auburn game in November, then again for a Junior Day early in 2015.

The interest has always been there when talking Holyfield and he plans to get back to Georgia again next weekend.

"Coach [Thomas] Brown has been by the school and I am going up there to see them soon," said Brown. "I have had a good relationship with Coach Brown since he was at Wisconsin, so I know him pretty well. That helps Georgia some."

The Dawgs have recently made it clear that Holyfield is a priority at running back, so this next visit is important. The 5-foot-10.5, 204 pound running back visited Auburn Saturday, many experts look at the Tigers as the school others are chasing.

Alabama recently offered him a scholarship and he is visiting Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Sunday. He is expected at Georgia Sunday.

He knows UGA;s history at running back and that, along with the location, as well as his father, Evander Holyfield's love for the Dawgs only helps the star out of College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy.

"I have always watched Georgia and liked Georgia," said Holyfield. "They have produced so many good running backs and I have been watching them since I was little.

"My dad has always been a huge UGA fan, so he would love for me to go there. It is going to be my decision though."

Holyfield does not have any leaders at this time.

He is the No. 22-ranked running back on Scout.


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