Kaiir Elam


Position: Defensive back

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 185 pounds

Ranking: No. 10 defensive back in the 2019 class by 247Sports. No. 9 overall prospect from Florida.

Hometown: North Palm Beach

High School: The Benjamin School

How he fits: Elam gives the Gators another top-10 defensive back in the 2019 class, in turn keeping him out of the clutches of Kirby Smart and Georgia. After defensive backs coach Charlton Warren was hired away by the ‘Dawgs, it appeared the Gators could lose one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects. But Mullen’s hiring of Torrian Gray, coupled with his strong relationship throughout the cycle with Elam, results in the Gators landing the dynamic defensive back.