The Missouri football program has added Brandon Holifield of Tallahassee, Fla., to the 2012 recruiting, 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 only played football during his senior year at Godby, and he was limited in his amount of playing time as a senior due to a groin injury.
Holifield handled 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.