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New schools emerge for four-star Elston

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - At one time, Clemson and Alabama were among the leaders to land four-star defensive back prospect Trae Elston of Oxford (Ala.)
Not anymore.
According to Elston, he has come up on the short end of "the numbers game" with both programs, and neither now is a possible destination.
Meanwhile, two new schools have entered the mix and the 6-foot, 185-pounder, who will play in Saturday's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, is giving each a long look.
"I've gotten new offers from Oklahoma State and UCF," said Elston, an Under Armour All-American. "Central Florida wasn't too long ago. I heard this week from Oklahoma State and Central Florida."
Those schools, plus Arkansas and Tennessee, appear to be the ones on which Elston, who has not yet taken an official, currently is focused.
"I'll probably try to take an official to Central Florida," Elston said. "And I'll try to take one to Oklahoma State. I talk to Arkansas a lot, too. And Tennessee. I might visit them also. I don't want to say definitely, but I'm thinking about it. I'll probably start taking visits after this game here. The first one will probably be to Central Florida."
UCF is recruiting Elston the hardest, he said. It also likes him on offense.
"They're recruiting me as a wide receiver and that's what I want to play," Elston said.
For now, Elston isn't ready to name a leader just yet. A final decision isn't expected until after the new year begins.
"It'll probably be sometime after the Under Armour game," he said.
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