Over the last few months Newton (Texas) standout defensive back Roney Elam has become one of the most hotly pursued prospects in the Lone Star state.
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound defender has picked up offers from the likes of LSU, Alabama, Baylor, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M since the end of football season, and he has been taking in all the information he can.
"Recruiting is always great," Elam said. "I'm getting to know all the coaches from all the different schools."
Right now he does admit a couple of schools are standing above the rest.
"Texas A&M and UT are standing out right now," Elam said.
He does not have any definite visit plans right now, but he has a few visit possibilities on his mind.
"I might visit Oklahoma," Elam said. "I might go to the Alabama camp and probably Alabama's camp and work with the coaches."
Over the weekend he was in Austin competing at the UIL State Track and Field Championships. Elam competed in the 4x100 and the 4x200 with teammates Calum Foster, Brandon Johnson, and Texas signee Kevin Shorter.
At the end of the day Elam and his Newton teammates claimed third place in both events with times of 41.98 in the 4x100m and 1:27.27 in the 4x200m.
It was a fine showing and Elam was proud to compete.
"It's been good being out here and competing with the top teams out here today," Elam said.
Elam recorded 23 tackles, 5 interceptions, and forced a fumble on defense as a junior in 2013. As a junior in 2013 he also rushed for 437 yards and 5 touchdowns and threw for 939 yards and 11 touchdowns as Newton's quarterback and helped guide the Eagles to a 12-1 record.