Georgia Football Running Back Target’s Secret Commitment May Be Bad News – video


It’s no secret Elijah Holyfield is Georgia football ‘s top 2016 running back target. However, where Holyfield will play next year is a secret until Friday.

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Class of 2015 running back Elijah Holyfield (5″11 204, Atlanta, Woodward Academy) has decided which school he will play for next fall. But his plans will remain a secret until his official announcement on Friday.

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Georgia fans are confident Holyfield is a future Bulldog, but that may be wishful thinking.

Holyfield will announce between Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and South Carolina. While the Dawgs have made up ground with Holyfield, Georgia’s chances seem shaky. Outward signs are not positive for the Dawgs.

“I’m just getting to know some of the running backs like Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and even Isaiah McKenzie,” Holyfield told Jake Reuse of just two weeks ago. “I’m getting to know them a little bit. I don’t know them as well as some of the other schools”

At the same time he told Reuse about Georgia’s recruitment, “It was pretty heavy, then it slowed down, so I wasn’t sure,” Holyfield said. “Recently, it’s picked back up a lot. I would say it’s going pretty good.”

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But about Auburn, Holyfield told Reuse , “I really like the feeling I get when I get there. The players kind of remind me of myself a little bit. I clicked immediately with some of the players. . . “

And then there is this from Kipp Adams of “[At Auburn] I feel like I am at home, and I feel like that is where I really belong.”

Holyfield told the’s Chris Kirschner that he has been a silent commit to a school for over a month now.

“I felt like I should do that — just to let the coaches know what I was thinking.”

Holyfield made several non-publicized campus visits in the last few weeks, including to Georgia – all after his silent commitment.

“I had to sure up some things recently,” he said. “I’ve had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go for some time now. I’m 100 percent sure that’s where I want to go now.”

About his decision, he told Kirschner, “My mom has been working at (accepting) [the decision], but she’ll get better and my stepdad is pretty much happy wherever I go.” Holyfield has made it no secret his mom likes Georgia head coach Mark Richt.

Still, Georgia is the in-state school, a national powerhouse, and unequivocally Tailback U. The Dawgs are making it hard of Holyfield to leave the state, and wishes do sometimes come true.

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