Fleming Island (Fla.) outside linebacker Donel Elam landed his first offer late last week. Today, his offer list swelled to two.
"Louisville and FIU have offered me," Elam said. "I am also getting interest from Ohio State and Vanderbilt."
The latest offer came from an in-state school that made contact with his coach.
"I got the FIU notification from my coach today," Elam said. "My coach said that Coach (Jeff) Popovich called and said I have an offer."
While Elam has yet to speak extensively with the Golden Panthers, he has had the opportunity to talk a great deal with the Cardinals.
"Louisville was my first offer," Elam said. "Coach (Ron) Dugans called and told me they were offering. The safeties coach also spoke to me. He told me they are in need of a player like me. Coach Dugans, my recruiting coach, told me that he wants me to be a Cardinal. He said he is excited about me.
"They are looking at me as an outside linebacker and safety," Elam added. "That is what most schools are looking at me as. I think I will probably end up playing outside linebacker."
Elam is wasting no time as he intends to visit Louisville this weekend for a junior day.
"I am actually going there this weekend for a visit," Elam said.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defender talked about what he is looking for when he visits a college campus.
"I am just looking for the college experience," Elam said. "I just want a place that I can see myself for four years. A place where I think I can fit in."
Following his visit to Louisville, Elam has no immediate plans to hit the road again. He mentioned an interest in seeing FIU at some point in the coming months.
As for Ohio State and Vanderbilt, the other two schools mentioned by Elam as showing interest, they are still in the evaluation stage but do like his junior highlights.
"Coach Tim Hinton (from Ohio State) writes me all the time and asks me how my recruiting is going. He is always asking me about my tape," Elam said. "The coach from Vanderbilt (Ricky Rahne) just always tells me he likes my tape."
Elam is the nephew of current Dallas Cowboy safety Abram Elam and University of Florida sophomore safety Matt Elam.