"Tevin Horton and I were the first ones there on Friday," Elias said. "We met the other commits that were visiting and our hosts when they all showed up later.
"The highlight of the weekend was just getting to hang out with the players and get a feel for the atmosphere at the school. We learned where everything is located, saw all the facilities, saw the dorms, and got to meet lots of players."
Elias was hosted by Alec Osborne, the true frosh tight end (also out of Dutchtown).
"Alec loves it up there at ULM," Elias said. "I asked him lots of questions about what they do in regard to class, football and work-outs. He redshirted this year and says everything has been a great experience.
"The position coaches filled us in on what they do. We toured everything with the athletic trainers and saw the new locker room and the weight room's new floor. ULM is getting a new field house, too. The class we have coming in is great, and our class is coming in at the right time."
Elias talked about a few fellow commits that were visiting.
"Tevin is cool," he said of the John Curtis Christian running back. "He's laid back and a funny guy. We were cutting up. Tevin is a great athlete.
"I look forward to building relationships with him and the others in my class over the next four to five years. I hung out with Bivins Caraway, the quarterback, and the offensive line commits: Brandon Bridgers, Chase Regian, Matt Oubre and (tight end) Everett Anderson."
During his prep career, Elias was primarily known as a defensive end in Dutchtown's base three-man front.
He could play end or tackle for the Warhawks.
Dutchtown rarely lost over the past three years with Elias wreaking havoc along the line of scrimmage.