Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brandon Holifield

Florida Athlete Becomes 20th Member of 2012 Recruiting Class

Columbia, Mo. – The University of Missouri football program has added a talented athlete to its 2012 recruiting class, as Brandon Holifield of Tallahassee, Fla., has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Mizzou, as announced today by Head Coach Gary Pinkel.

Holifield is a 6-foot-5 inch, 215-pound tight end from Godby High School, where he has been a standout in both track and basketball. He’s a relative newcomer to the football scene, as he played only during his senior year at Godby, and he was limited in his amount of playing time as a senior due to a groin injury.

A versatile athlete, Holifield also spent time handling kickoffs and punts for Godby, and he had a long punt of 60 yards, while he consistently put kickoffs in the endzone. He is currently a starting power forward on Godby’s basketball team, which has been ranked #1 in the state for much of the season, and he previously has placed 3rd in the state in the high jump, where he has a personal best mark of 6-foot-11 inches.

Holifield chose Mizzou over Miami, Fla. and Rutgers, and also had interest from Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt, among others. He was coached at Godby by Ronnie Cottrell, and he is the son of Brianna Holifield.