By: Jason Jordan, USA Today High School Sports | September 30, 2018
The Benjamin School (North Palm Beach, Fla.) cornerback Kaiir Elam can’t go a day without getting at least a few questions regarding his recruitment and whether he’ll stay in-state or leave the nest.
“It can be a lot at times,” Elam said. “But I try and keep a handle on it.”
He welcomed a break in the norm on Thursday when the American Family Insurance Selection Tour stopped by his school and presented him with his game jersey.
“It’s such an honor to have my jersey,” Elam said. “I watched this game over the years and always wanted to be a part of it and to know that I will really soon is exciting.”
All of Elam’s recruiting attention hasn’t distracted him from producing on the gridiron; with Elam patrolling the secondary the Buccaneers are off to a 4-0 start.
The Bucs host Key West (Fla.) Friday.
He’s well aware that the popular opinion is that he’s a shoo-in to suit up at Florida, but was quick to dispel that rumor.
Elam doesn’t currently have any visits setup.
“I really like Florida, but I’m open,” Elam said. “I’ll take my visits and make the best decision when the time comes. Right now I’m focused on becoming the No. 1 corner in the country.”
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