There is a slight possibility that, for the second year in a row, Michigan will not sign a running back on National Signing Day. This isn\’t as huge as a deal as some may think, mainly thanks to the commitment of transfer RB Ty Isaac for 2014.
But whether or not the staff lands a running back in the 2015 class does not change the fact that they will need multiple backs in the 2016 class. And after a summer camp visit and offer, they may have found one of the top candidates to be apart of Team 137 in Elijah Holyfield (Atlanta, GA/Woodward Academy).
Seen as one of the most physically impressive recruits in the class, Holyfield is a beast on the football field. He displays great passion, instincts and fury when he runs and that clearly caught the eyes of Fred Jackson and Brady Hoke who love themselves some power running backs.
As far as chances go, it looks like Michigan is at the top of his list. He has let it be known that the Wolverines and Georgia Bulldogs are his favorite schools, and would be his leaders with offers. But even with his love for the program, it will be tough to pull him away from UGA.
Michigan just offered!!! #GoBlue
— E HOLY (@EH_taught_me) June 18, 2014
Oh yeah, he\’s also the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield. So, this only makes sense: