UGA's Made Elijah Holyfield a Priority

It did not look like Georgia had a legit shot with Elijah Holyfield, one of the top running backs in 2016, just about a month ago, but oh, how things change so quickly in recruiting. The four-star running back visited the in-state school for the second time in less than a week Friday and the Bulldogs are right in the thick of this race...

As soon as Elijah Holyfield arrived at Butts-Mehre Friday, he was greeted by Georgia coaches, then for the next six hours or so, he was around a UGA staff member or a Bulldog commitment.

Every time you saw the star running back out of College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy on Friday in Athens, Ga., he was around someone in red and black. There was a 7v7 going on, but the coaches made time for a top target, and that is what he feels like right now.

"Coach [Thomas] Brown (running backs) is telling me I am a priority, that they want me at Georgia, and I believe him," said Holyfield. "Coach Brown is telling me that I will fit in well, that I am the back he wants, and I like him."

Brown spent a lot of time with 5-foot-11, 205 pounder that will competing at The Opening Finals early in July. The Dawgs have Holyfield's attention and after spending time at UGA last Saturday, he wanted to get back again today.

"it was good to just hang out with the coaches, spend some time with them, and to get more comfortable with them today. The coaches at Georgia are laid back and I get along with them. I got to be around them, talk with them, and just be out there with them today."

The UGA coaches were not the only ones recruiting the No. 1-ranked running back in Georgia on Scout. Julian Rochester, the Scout 100 defensive tackle out of Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern was in Holyfield's ear too.

That will only help Georgia. Holyfield is likely to make a decision in the next two months.

"I will probably come out with a top four or five first, then commit around the beginning of my senior year in August," said Holyfield. "I may take a few more visits, then make my decision."

Holyfield is looking for the right offensive scheme to play in and a place he feels that the coaches care about their players.


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