Holifield Signs, Talks About Being A Tiger

The Missouri Tigers just received a signed LOI from one of the top sleeper prospects in the country to add to their 2012 recruiting class late. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke to him moments after signing to get his thoughts on becoming a Tiger.

On Wednesday morning, the Missouri Tigers added a receiver prospect to their 2012 class, as Brandon Hollifield  6'6"  220  4.5  Tallahassee (FL) Godby has signed his Letter of Intent and faxed it into the Missouri staff.

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Hollifield moments after he had signed with Missouri.

"I just signed with Missouri.  I'm a Tiger now,"  exclaimed Hollifield, who is academically qualified, and will begin classes at Missouri on June.   "It's an amazing feeling!  I'm amped up!   I can't wait to come in and get started."

Hollifield is an explosive athlete who has only played one year of football.  He said that he's the starting power forward on the Godby basketball team that is currently 27-3, and competing in the state playoffs.  He also has high-jumped 6'11" in track, and has a standing vertical that will likely measure above 40".

His Head Coach, Ronnie Cottrell, talked about Hollifield.

"You're going to be amazed when you see what Brandon Hollifield can do,"  said Coach Cottrell.  "His ceiling is so high, because he's only played one year of football here.  This year he'll be a football, basketball, and track athlete, and he excels at all of them…………..…………… His talent level is just off the charts!"

"What he was really needing is just continual development,"  continued Coach Cottrell, talking about Hollifield.   "And, he's picked an outstanding staff.  It's just a very good fit with what Missouri does offensively, and with him as a receiver."

"I really think that one of the key things for him is that he has a very good relationship with Coach Pinkel, and Coach Henson,"   said Coach Cottrell, talking about Hollifield.  "Also, he was really excited when Missouri became part of the Southeastern Conference."

Hollifield, who was a late decommit from the Miami Hurricanes, chose Missouri over offers from Miami, Rutgers, Troy, and others.

Hollifield had visited Miami the last weekend in January, and then had second thoughts about signing.  He had a change of heart, and didn't sign. After Hollifield de-committed from Miami, he visited Missouri, and he "loved it!"

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