Fast-rising Florida corner checks out Clemson


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Elam was on Clemson's campus Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)
Elam was on Clemson's campus Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)

Kaiir Elam is one of the fast-risers when it comes to the 2019 recruiting class, and he spent much of Wednesday checking out Clemson.

The 2019 4-star out of Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Benjamin School spent time on Clemson’s campus as part of a spring break college tour. Before the Clemson visit, he visited Georgia and NC State and then traveled to Auburn Thursday.

Clemson’s facilities and coaches made a big impression.

“It was better than I expected. Very state of the art," Elam said. "All the coaches on campus came outside to greet me. The facilities were top, the best I've ever seen. The campus is beautiful. Coach (Brent) Venables talked a lot about what I can do and come help at Clemson."

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is out of town, so Elam spent most of his time with Venables and cornerbacks coach Mike Reed.

"They like me as a boundary corner who can guard the team's best receiver, biggest and fastest receiver on the boundary side," he said. "I'm like the number one corner on their board he showed me in the meeting room."

Elam has many other offers to include Alabama, Stanford, Syracuse, Florida, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State.

"I do have a favorite, but I don't want to say," Elam offered. "Just sit back and wait, no rush to commit anywhere, just go and visit some more schools, play my senior season and hopefully commit after that."

Elam has not other visits planned right now but he will take more. He said he is not planning to sign early. Last season he had 30 tackles with 2 interceptions and he scored 4 offensive and special teams touchdowns.

Elam's father played at Notre Dame and Penn State and in the NFL and his uncle is former Florida star Matt Elam who is a former first round draft pick.


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