South's No. 24 Safety Jeremiah Salaam Sets Commitment Date

A top 100 safety nationally, Florida-based prospect Jeremiah Salaam has a top five and commitment date locked in place.

With a top five firmly in place, three-star defensive back Jeremiah Salaam says two schools are currently pushing the hardest for his commitment as well.

Salaam, a product of Frostproof (Fla.) High who is marked as the 24th-ranked safety in the South, says each suitor checks off all the boxes in regards to locating the ideal situation on the collegiate level.

"I don't have a top school right now, but I have a top five, which is Vanderbilt, Memphis, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Kentucky," Salaam said. "These schools treat me like a priority, and that's something I really love and enjoy about the recruiting process.

"From daily text messages to sending me emails and phone conversations, these schools keep me on my toes. I plan to visit all the schools this summer."

A pair of suitors hailing from the Volunteer State are certainly not shy when it comes to detailing Salaam's potential impact on their programs.

"Vanderbilt and Memphis are the two (recruiting me) hardest," Salaam said. "I just respect them on a high level because they go out of their way to do the most for me.

"They don't blow smoke but keep everything real with me, and that's what I pursue in a college."

Salaam, who plans to make his commitment on July 9, says there would be minimal on-field hiccups if he chose to team up with coach Derek Mason and the Commodores. 

"What I like about Vandy is their honesty," Salaam said. "They call me when they said they were going to call me, text me when they said they were going to text me, and just show the desire that they want me at their university.

"Vandy has me set to their defensive scheme in the secondary and that's what we run down here at Frostproof. They tell me where I can improve, and that's what a hungry athlete like me loves to hear."

Salaam, the nation's 83rd-ranked safety, plans to attend Florida Atlantic's spring game on April 22, and will also travel to Florida State on April 27 and Miami (Fl) on April 30.

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