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?
“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.