Four-Star LB Dax Hollifield Names His Final Four, Sets Decision Date

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Feb 04, 2018
For well over the past year, Hokie fans who follow recruiting have been hearing about Dax Hollifield. The four-star linebacker from Shelby, North Carolina has been one of Virginia Tech's top overall targets in the 2019 class since the day VT offered him. Now, Hollifield is ready to make his decision on National Signing Day. Dax Hollifield announced that Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, and Stanford are his four finalists. Hollifield will announce his collegiate decision on February 7th, National Signing Day. If you've followed Hollifield's recruitment, you won't be surprised at all by his four finalists. Stanford has faded significantly in the past week or so and appears to be the long shot while the Tigers and Tar Heels are contenders. However, the Hokies continue to be the favorite as they have been for most of the past year. For now, we continue to stand by our prediction of Hollifield to Virginia Tech. Hollifield has made plenty of visits to Blacksburg over the past year while Hollifield and Bud Foster have a very strong relationship. That relationship is a big advantage for VT and the biggest reason why I like the Hokies over the field. Dax Hollifield's recruitment has also come to a conclusion with Hollifield set to make one school very happy on Wednesday.

What the analysts say about him?

Dax Hollifield is ranked as the 150th best recruit in the nation by the 247 Sports Composite, 67th best by 247 Sports. 180th by Rivals, and 267th best by ESPN. Among ILBs, Hollifield is ranked fifth best by 247 Sports, eighth best by the 247 Sports Composite, sixth best by Rivals, and ninth best by ESPN. Hollifield is a top 10 recruit in the state of North Carolina as 247 Sports ranks him sixth best in NC, the 247 Sports Composite ranks him seventh best, and ninth best by ESPN and Rivals. With the success VT has had with the #NC2VT movement, adding Hollifield would be the icing on the cake that would give it even more momentum going into the Class of 2019.

Dax Hollifield's Offer List (According to 247 Sports):

  • ACC: Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida State, Louisville, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest
  • Pac-12: Stanford
  • SEC: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky
  • Big 10: Michigan State, Penn State, Maryland
  • FBS Independent: Notre Dame

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