Georgia Football Recruiting at Fifth Nationally With Holyfield Commitment


Elijah Holyfield, Georgia football’s  top 2016 running back target, becomes another in a long line of heir apparents at Runningback U.

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Georgia football got it’s man today. Georgia’s top – and only – 2016 running back target, Elijah Holyfield (5’ 9” 200, Atlanta, Woodward Academy) committed to sign with the Bulldogs.

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While it appeared an easy bout to Dawg fans, Auburn and Alabama both fought hard for the son of former five time heavyweight boxing champion of the world Evander Holyfield. He is the Dawgs seventeenth commitment for 2016 and the first commitment at the running back position.

“More than anything, it’s that in-state pride,” Holyfield recently Jake Reuse of recently quoted of the potential of playing for Georgia. “You play with the guys you kind of grew up with and that you know a little bit. I would definitely say that’s the coolest part about Georgia.”

Thomas Brown, first year running back coach at Georgia, gets high marks for sealing this deal. Holyfield and Georgia we trending apart when Brown stepped up and rekindled a past friendship with Holyfield.

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Ranked the nation’s No. 99 overall prospect and the No. 3 running back, the 5-foot-10, 195 pounder is the classic Tailback U running back – powerful and fast with a downhill style.

The Bulldogs continue their march to a top five recruiting class with the addition Holyfield’s four stars. Georgia now has the national fifth ranked 2016 class.

With the Dawgs leading for 2016’s top wide receiver, Kyle Davis (6’1” 218, Lawrenceville, Archer), top tight end Isaac Nauta (6’4” 237 Buford, IMG Academy, Bradenton), the nation’s top two athletes Mecole Hardman (5’1- 175, Elberton, Elbert County High ) and Demetris Robertson (6’1” 165, Savannah, Savannah Christian), the state’s top defensive lineman Derrick Brown (6’4” 322, Buford, Lanier High), and E. J. Price (6’6” 311, Lawrenceville, Archer High), the state’s best offensive lineman, this Bulldog class could land in the top three nationally.

With eight or more scholarships to give and Georgia still recruiting other national top five position players, Dawg fans are whispering about the top recruiting class in the country.

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