Elijah Holyfield is set to announce his commitment on Friday, but that decision has already been made in private.
Holyfield, who is UGA’s main priority at running back, told the AJC that he has been silently committed 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 said.
The 4-star running back said he has known where he has wanted to attend college for about two months now but needed to visit campus again before silently committing.
“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.”
Holyfield “secretly” visited UGA a couple of weeks ago because he had not seen the Bulldogs practice before. He also said he wanted to see how UGA running backs coach Thomas Brown interacted with his players and what they thought of him as a coach. He liked what he saw that day.
He did go on a couple more of those secret visits and won’t name which campuses he has checked out since his UGA visit.
“I am still trying to keep everything on the down-low because I am just worried about my season now and not this other stuff,” he said. “Also, if I say where I visited, I’ll have like 100 reporters ask me about them and I don’t want to answer everyone,” he laughed.
Holyfield will choose the hat of either UGA, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee or South Carolina on Friday. He said it came down to two schools only.
The main reason why he decided on that school instead of the other is because it felt like home more so than the other.
His family supports his decision even though mom is learning to approve of it.
“My mom has been working at (accepting) it, but she’ll get better and my stepdad is pretty much happy wherever I go.”
Holyfield will publically announce his decision at Woodward Academy this Friday at noon.