UGA makes the cut in Elijah Holyfield’s top 10

UGA made the top 10 list released on Wednesday for Elijah Holyfield, one of the nation’s top running backs.

Elijah Holyfield (AJC)

Elijah Holyfield (AJC)

But UGA fans already knew that the Bulldogs would make the list if they read this story in the AJC on Monday.

Holyfield told the AJC that four schools that would make his list: UGA, Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee. All four of those schools made Holyfield’s official list that he released while at The Opening all-star event on Wednesday.

Holyfield revealed to the AJC via text message that the rest of the 10 schools are: USC, Oregon, South Carolina, Miami, Louisville and Notre Dame. He did not name a leader out of the group.

UGA coaches have reportedly told the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield that he is their top priority at running back.

“They told me that I’m the back they want in the class of 2016,” Holyfield said on Monday. “I don’t reallyask where I rank on their board or anything, but if (running backs coach Thomas Brown) wants me, then he wants me and if he doesn’t, then he doesn’t.”

The 5-foot-10, 204-pounder from Woodward Academy will attend UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp on July 18.

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