BREAKING: Elite CB target Kaiir Elam has made his college decision
Kaiir Elam was down to Florida and Georgia.
Which of those two SEC East rivals picked up the nation’s No. 6 CB prospect on National Signing Day?
Well, that was Georgia. For about a half-second.
Then it was Florida. The Under Armour All-American did the hat dance on Wednesday.
Elam, the son of a father who logged seven seasons in the NFL, was a big add to the board for the Gators on Wednesday.
He ranks as the nation’s No. 48 overall prospect in the 2019 class on the 247Sports Composite.
There was a family connection here working in Florida’s favor. Elam’s uncle, Matt, starred in the secondary earlier this decade for the Gators.
“I felt like Florida had the most pros and the least cons for me,” Elam said after he made his decision.
This recruitment did see its share of twists and turns. The Bulldogs appeared to be in very good shape prior to Mel Tucker’s decision to accept the head coaching position at Colorado.
The Bulldogs then countered that by hiring away Florida defensive backs coach Charlton Warren at the time. Florida then fired back by hiring popular former defensive backs coach Torrian Gray from the NFL to return to lead that position in Gainesville.
Elam, in a word, is a technical cornerback. He does not flash elite athletic ability by he will more than compensate for that with his polish playing the position. The 6-foot-1, 182-pound prospect has all the size and length that will sever him well in the SEC.
Elam credited his faith when he made his decision.
His high school stats and production? Well, they are rather gaudy.
His Hudl highlight reel boasts that Elam did not allow any receptions to his man during his senior season in 2018. That, of course, meant that he also did not give up a touchdown.