Elam is the No. 59-ranked prospect in the class out of The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida. His recruitment took him to see Florida, Colorado and Georgia all in the month of January -- and ultimately Florida won out.
Colorado got itself in the picture when the Buffaloes hired former Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as their head coach. That move likely helped Florida in its pursuit of Elam as there had been more stability within the coaching staff.
Elam is listed as an athlete, but will likely be a defensive back in Gainesville and adds to an excellent haul for the Gators in the 2019 class. With Elam on board, Florida now has 13 ESPN 300 commitments, including tight end Keon Zipperer, wide receiver Arjei Henderson and cornerback Chris Steele, all prospects ranked in the top 100 of the ESPN 300 rankings.