Three-star Hoover (Ala.) defensive end Jerami Holifield has scheduled official visits to his two co-leaders.
“I have LSU on the 16th of January and Alabama on the 18th,” he said. “Those are my main two schools right now. I haven’t had a chance to set up any others yet, but I might schedule Tennessee, Louisville and Arkansas.”
What makes the Tigers and Tide standout at this point?
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“With both schools, it’s the combination of football and academic programs,” he said. “They both have real good facilities and staff for my major. I want to be an engineer.
“On the football side of things, I like the way LSU plays defense. They are very strong and aggressive. Coach Fisher came by the house this week and talked to me about how I would fit in well with their defense.
“I’ve liked Alabama since I was little,” he added. “I’ve always been a fan. That’s making it a hard decision. But I’ve got to do what’s best for my future, not just who I grew up watching.”
Crimson Tide assistant Charlie Harbison came to visit Holifield at Hoover this week. He said they planned to make an in-home visit as well in the near future.
Holifield (6-5, 248, 4.8) helped lead Hoover to the Class 6A state championship last week. He recorded 68 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior. He’s rated the No. 27 strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com.