Holyfield, who will be a sophomore this year, played sparingly last year but was hoping for a larger role this year, even with stars Nick Chubb and Sony Michel back, as well as fellow rising sophomore Brian Herrien.
During Georgia’s spring game last month at Sanford Stadium, Holyfield carried the ball 15 times for 49 yards and a touchdown.
UGA's student-athlete drug policy calls for a one-game suspension for a marijuana arrest. Another UGA rising sophomore, receiver Riley Ridley, was arrested on a marijuana charge earlier this year.
Georgia opens the season at home Sept. 2 against Appalachian State. The Bulldogs play at Notre Dame the following week.
Elijah Holyfield discusses why he committed to UGA.