Wednesday was a busy for Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators coaching staff as they had pro day in the morning and then hosted several prospects on campus for practice later in the day.
Defensive back Kaiir Elam (6-1, 182, North Palm Beach, FL. The Benjamin School) was on campus on Wednesday and got to see a lot of things during the visit.
“It was real good,” Elam said of his visit to Florida on Wednesday. It was a good experience and I’m glad I went. I toured the facilities, toured the academics and the nutrition bar. I went to practice and met with Coach Mullen and the cornerbacks coach [Charlton Warren].”
Elam has been on campus a lot in the past but Wednesday was different as he got the chance to meet the new coaching staff.
“This was my first time to meet them,” he said of the new coaching staff. “I thought they were pretty good, real down to earth and love football and their job. The energy was different they were more high tempo and more energetic.”
Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren spoke at length with Elam about why the Gators want him in Gainesville and what he can do in Florida’s defense.
“He said that he likes my skillset at the corner position,” Elam said of Warren’s message to him. “He said that he thinks that I can learn from the two corners they have now and when I come in learn from them and they will possibly leave after their junior year so I will be right up to play. He likes me as a lockdown corner.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also let Elam know he’s wanted in Gainesville and that he believes the defensive back can play on Sunday’s.
“He said he loved me as a player and he wants to get me on campus,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “He said if I come there that I will get a good experience playing behind those two corners and that he thinks that I can go in the first or second round of the draft if I learn. He said he’s going to coach the heck out of me.”
Elam also got the chance to visit with his uncle Matt Elam who took part in the Gators pro day earlier in the day on Wednesday.
“I visited with Matt a little bit during the visit,” Elam said of his time with his uncle Matt Elam. “He was happy to get an opportunity to do what he loves and he talked to me about it.”
After taking several visits this week, Elam isn’t ready to name any leaders but did explain that the Wednesday’s visit was a successful one to Gainesville.
“I weigh them as much as any offer that I have right now, I’m just taking it slow right now,” he said of his recruitment. “I’m just going through the pro’s and con’s of every school that I visited but Florida was definitely a good experience and I’m happy I went.”