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Hollifield was a tackling machine at Shelby.
Hollifield was a tackling machine at Shelby.

4-star LB picks VT over Clemson


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Dax Hollifield - Linebacker
TigerNet: (4.53)

Height: 6-2   Weight: 236   Hometown: Shelby, NC (Shelby HS)   Class: 2018
ESPN:
#267 Overall, #9 LB, #9 NC
Rivals:
#180 Overall, #6 LB, #9 NC
24/7:
#67 Overall, #5 ILB, #6 NC

Four-star 2018 linebacker Dax Hollifield finalized his recruitment by committing to Virginia Tech on Wednesday morning.

During his announcement, the talented defender said that one of the reasons that he chose the Hokies was because it "felt like home."

The Tigers were the first to offer the Shelby (N.C.) 4-star linebacker, and after some late shifts in Clemson’s recruiting board, Hollifield had Clemson as a finalist but it was not enough to secure the commitment. The other finalists for the bluechip recruit were in-state North Carolina and Stanford.

In 2017, Hollifield posted 150 tackles, including 32 for loss and 6.5 sacks. He also tallied a big junior season with 146 tackles, 52 tackles for loss an interception, and a pass breakup. As a sophomore, he totaled 204 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, and an interception. As a freshman, he registered 112 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and an interception.

Virginia Tech moved up to the 22nd-best class rated by 247Sports with Hollifield's commitment, which is the fourth-best in the ACC currently behind Miami (5), Clemson (7) and Florida State (12).

More on Hollifield...

Dax Hollifield - 4-star LB - Shelby HS (N.C.)

Listed size: 6-2 236

Brings to VT: Hollifield checks all the boxes in terms what you’re looking for in a playmaking linebacker. Hollifield’s film shows strong play recognition and instincts, and because of that, he’s always around the ball, tallying 150 total tackles in his senior season.

Number to know: 84 - Tackles for loss over Hollifield’s junior and senior seasons.

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