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Holyfield senior alongside his son Elijah (©Twitter).

Evander Holyfield's son receives offers to play college football

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Elijah Holyfield, son of boxing legend Evander, is receiving a lot of attention for his football playing ability.

The high school sophomore today tweeted that he had received offers from Ole Miss and Ohio State, but they are far from the first from NCAA schools to show interest in the running back.

The 5'11" and 190 pounds prospect already has offers from Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky with Mississippi State and Virginia also rumored to be in the running.

Elijay is not living on his father's name however, with the youngster having made 645 yards for 10 touchdowns in his freshman year at Riverside Military Academy before transferring to Woodward school.

His assistant coach at the school, Matt Brennan, believes Holyfield will be a hit with SEC school in particular:

"I definitely think all the SEC schools are going to come take a look him. He'll be an excellent recruit for sure," he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

With a four-time World Heavyweight champion as a father Elijah Holyfield certainly has the right genes to succeed in the most physical conference in college football.

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