Four-star running back Elijah Holyfield, son of legendary boxer Evander Holyfield, announced his commitment to Georgia on Friday — and he did it in style.
The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Holyfield, whose other finalists were Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee, held a press conference at his College Park high school, Woodward Academy, using two bulldog puppies to announce his selection.
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What better way to join the Bulldogs than by, well, bringing along some bulldogs?
According to Scout.com’s rankings, Holyfield is Georgia’s No. 1 running back recruit in the 2016 class (No. 13 in the country) and the 197th-ranked prospect overall.
Holyfield, a powerful runner, emerged as a national recruit in 2014, when he ran for more than 1,700 yards and scored 28 touchdowns.
Evander Holyfield is a longtime Georgia fan. He told The Associated Press last year he didn’t want to influence his son’s decision.