Another season, another star high school prospect with a famous father creating headlines.
Last season we had Cordell Broadus – the son of rapper Snoop Dogg – have a drawn out recruiting process, which was aired on ESPN, before committing to UCLA. Broadus then decided to retire from football before even playing a snap for the Bruins.
And this year we have Elijah Holyfield, son of former Heavyweight Champion Evander, and a four-star running back. Well, Elijah decided who he wanted to play his college ball for last week, and celebrated it in style.
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Georgia’s Newest Star
Friday was a pretty big day on and off the field for the four-star Holyfield. Earlier in the day, the 5’10”, 204-pounder machine, ended a high-profile recruitment by committing to the Georgia Bulldogs.
According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he celebrated cementing his future by turning in an absolutely dominating performance.
Holyfield rushed for 168 yards on just 17 carries and scored four touchdowns in helping lead Woodward Academy (Georgia) to a 36-29 win over St. Pius X in double overtime, which he dragged the side to with a last second TD.
Elijah is the number five ranked running back in the nation and No. 165 player overall. He selected in-state Georgia over Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina, among others.
The Bulldogs do have Nick Chubb and Sony Michel on the roster, but the two of them will be gone in two years, giving the perfect chance for Holyfield to redshirt a year and become a starter.