Elijah Holyfield silently committed to UGA at Dawg Night back in mid-July. He made his decision public when he brought out his two friends, bulldogs named Chubb and Gurley, during a ceremony at his high school.
Holyfield, who was the Bulldogs’ main priority in the backfield, told the AJC that he committed to UGA over Auburn.
“It was definitely the in-state factor and I couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else,” Holyfield said.
In the video above, Holyfield explains how UGA running backs coach Thomas Brown and coach Mark Richt reacted when he told them the big news. He also lists some players that he plans on recruiting now that he is a commit.
Elijah Holyfield, son of Evander Holyfield, committed to UGA. He is the 12th ESPN 300 RB to commit to UGA since '06, the most of any school.
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