Elijah Holyfield is a 4-star running back prospect from Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He also happens to be the son of boxing legend and former heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield.
Friday, Elijah held a press conference to announce his commitment and did so in style. Holyfield committed to the University of Georgia and did so by bringing out two bulldog puppies with him.
The names of the two puppies? "Chubbs and Girly," in honor of recent star Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Todd Gurley.
The names of the dogs new Georgia RB commit Elijah Holyfield used for his announcement? Chubbs and Girly. pic.twitter.com/yfvvfX13Qo— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) September 4, 2015
Holyfield had 32 FBS offers according to 247Sports, but chose to stay in state and go to Athens to play for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs. In his junior season, Holyfield rushed for 1,735 yards and 25 touchdowns for Woodward and is the fifth ranked running back in the nation on 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
While the announcement was creative, Holyfield isn't the first running back to break out a bulldog puppy to commit to Georgia. Isaiah Crowell also held up a puppy to make his announcement back in 2011.
Bulldogs fans will hope Holyfield's freshman year production can be similar to Crowell's -- who was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2011 -- but that his tenure with the Bulldogs is much longer -- Crowell was dismissed the summer before his sophomore season.