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4-Star Running Back Elijah Holyfield Trims List To 5 SEC Schools, Sets Decision Date

Elijah Holyfield, son of boxer Evander Holyfield, is one of the nation's top running backs, and today, he made a pair of huge announcements about his recruitment. The four-star, No. 5 ranked back trimmed his list to five schools, all from the SEC, and set a decision date. Holyfield revealed his five finalists to 247Sports:

"Alabama - because they have had so much success in recent years, Georgia because they are in-state, Tennessee because I really like Coach Gillespie, South Carolina because I have teammates there now and Auburn because it feels like home every time I go," Holyfield told Dawgs247.

Fans of those schools won't have to wait too long to find out where Holyfield will play at the next level.

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Holyfield is ranked as the No. 17 player in talent-rich Georgia, and the No. 173 player nationally by 247Sports.