Question: Who is the fastest rising defensive end in the Southeast? If you didn’t answer Hoover, Ala., strongisde defensive end Jerami Holifield, then you’re probably wrong. That’s because Holifield has gone from a virtual unknown on the recruiting front to one of the most highly-sought after prospects in the Southeast.
When Rivals.com did its first rankings, more information and personal observations were needed to make an evaluation, but seeing is believing with Holifield. He’s an athletic defensive end that’s still growing into is 6-foot-5, 248-pound frame.
Holifield currently claims offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Oregon. But there are three teams that seem to stand out the most right now.
“I’m really into Alabama, Auburn and LSU, but I’m still leaning toward Alabama,” Holifield, who has been fighting a severely sprained angle this season, said. “I’ve been over to see games at Alabama, and I loved it. I was at Auburn and really liked what I saw there. And coach Jimbo Fisher and I had a blast when I went over to see an LSU game.”
Holifield said he’s likely going to begin to line up official visits after his season is over and those three will for sure get trips. He’d also like to visit Clemson and Tennessee, too.
“The coaches that I talk to are really nice,” Holifield said. “I really get along with coach Fisher a lot. He’s a neat guy to talk to. Coach Price from Auburn is also cool. I forget who I talk to over at Alabama.”
Holifield injured his ankle in the Pelham game earlier this season but he still managed to have two sacks and three tackles before having to come out in the second half.