[Premium article] Ryan Holifield (6-6, 275, 4.98) is a defensive tackle/offensive tackle who will be playing for Coach Micky Sullivan of the Fork Union Military Academy high school team this coming season."> [Premium article] Ryan Holifield (6-6, 275, 4.98) is a defensive tackle/offensive tackle who will be playing for Coach Micky Sullivan of the Fork Union Military Academy high school team this coming season.">

Fork Union Military Academy DL/OL Ryan Holifield

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2003/ryanholifield.jpg" align="left" width="122" height="160"> [Premium article] Ryan Holifield (6-6, 275, 4.98) is a defensive tackle/offensive tackle who will be playing for Coach Micky Sullivan of the Fork Union Military Academy high school team this coming season.

Ryan, I've got quite a bit of information on you already but there are a few other things I would like to know. Did you attend any camps last summer?
"No sir, I did not."

Do you plan on attending any camps this summer?
"Yes sir, quite a few. I will be attending Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Louisville, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, Auburn and, hopefully, Virginia."

Have you grown up a fan of any particular school?
"Yes sir, I've been a big fan of Tennessee, although I have gone to several Mississippi State and other teams' games."

What schools have been sending you letters?
"All the SEC schools, Louisville, Boston College, the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh and probably about 100 others."

Have you received any May phone calls from college coaches?
"Mississippi State has called. Louisville, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland. The Fort Union coach has said that Boston College, Ole Miss, Lehigh and Vandy should be calling."

What are the college coaches telling you that they like about you?
"They like my size and speed."

What do you plan on majoring in?
"Probably business or a science like chemistry or physics or pre-dentistry."

What schools are you most interested in at this time?
"Probably the University of Pennsylvania, Louisville, and Mississippi State would probably be my top three right now, but it is still kind of early."

Thanks for your time, Ryan.
"Yes sir."


Other Ryan Holifield info.

  • His mom and dad are Louisville graduates.
  • Academically, Ryan has already made exceptional ACT and SAT scores.
  • Ryan suffered an injury last season that kept him out of the first half of the season but he played the second half of the season. He is 100% recovered from his injury.
  • Lifts 225 pounds 11 times and benches over 300 pounds. Leg presses 1,000 pounds 20 times.
  • Closeness to home will play a factor in the school Ryan chooses.


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