Holyfield Can't Wait to See Wisconsin

One of the many prospects Wisconsin has offered in the state of Georgia since February, College Park Woodward Academy sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield has the right kind of work ethic - and bloodlines - that colleges covet.

One of the greatest boxers of his time, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield had plenty of talent and toughness. With those kinds of bloodlines, Holyfield's son - College Park (GA) Woodward Academy sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield – is starting to draw the interest of college coaching staffs.

Wisconsin and running backs coach Thomas Brown has identified Holyfield as someone that could fit into their offense and extended him an offer last week.

"Coach Brown called a couple of weeks before and told me they were really interested," Holyfield told BadgerNation. "He then called back this Saturday and told me they would like to offer me. I was very excited and honored to have them offer me. I love running the ball and they run it a lot. It was really exciting.

"I know they always are loaded at running back and almost every year have two 1,000-yard rushers. I do think I would fit into their offense. We are trying to set up a trip for their camp in June and I can't wait to see the campus and see how it is down there."

It is still very early in the 5-11, 190-pound tailback's recruitment, but he already holds a couple offers and plans on waiting on where to visit this summer.

"My recruitment is going pretty good," said Holyfield. "I have offers from Boston College, Wake Forest, Virginia and Wisconsin. I don't have any visits in the spring and in the summer maybe. I'm going to wait and see what other schools show interest to see where I'm going to go visit."

Holyfield has his father's shadow always hovering over his shoulder, but now he is looking to create his own legacy.

"My dad just tells me to stay humble and always work harder than anyone else," said Holyfield. "It is a little bit of pressure to make my own name, but I think it makes me work harder because I want people to remember me for me and not my dad."


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