Notre Dame has a lot of work left to do to fill out its secondary for the 2018 class, but the Irish staff is already working on finding top secondary players for 2019 class. The Irish continue that quest by offering a scholarship to Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Benjamin cornerback Kaiir Elam.
Elam has outstanding length for the cornerback position, listed at 6-2 and 180 pounds with very long arms. He plays in a league that produced a number of FBS athletes, including Notre Dame junior Te'von Coney and sophomore Devin Studstill, who came from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.).
For Benjamin the talented 2019 athlete plays on both sides of the ball, excelling at cornerback but also hauling in 39 passes for 570 yards and five scores as a wide receiver. During his sophomore season Benjamin scored five receiving touchdowns but also added a rushing touchdown, a punt return for a score, a kick return for a score and he returned one of his three interceptions for a touchdown.
Elam is the son of former Notre Dame safety Abram Elam, who finished his career at Kent State and spent seven years in the NFL. Elam is also the nephew of Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam, who played at Florida.
Elam has received scholarship offers from Duke, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Marshall and now Notre Dame.