June 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Michigan adds 2016 QB, offers Elijah Holyfield, son of boxing champ

Elijah Holyfield, a running back from Atlanta and the son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, has been offered a football scholarship by Michigan.

Holyfield (5-11, 190 pounds) has been offered by a number of big-time programs, including Wisconsin, Ohio State, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Holyfield, who plays for the Woodward Academy in Atlanta, is a member of the 2016 recruiting class. He is ranked a three-star prospect by Scout.

The Wolverines also offered 2016 Ohio quarterback Messiah deWeaver on Wednesday and he accepted.

He is a 6-3, 200-pound pro-style QB at Trotwood-Madison High in Trotwood, Ohio, who also holds offers from Louisville and Cincinnati, among others.

Michigan now has two commitments in the 2016 class; offensive tackle Erik Swenson of Downers Grove, Ill., is the other.