"It was great," Elam told InsideTheVille.com. "I like Coach Charlie Strong and I spoke with him. I liked the campus and I really felt like that's where I wanted to be so I committed. It was a great visit. I feel like the me and the coaches can really build a strong relationship."
"A couple of my friends are already up here from the school that I went to," said Elam. "That really stood out. When I was at Dwight, Gerald and Robert went there and now they're at Louisville. So we kind of knew each other. They said they really liked it and felt like it was a big family."
Florida International also extended an offer to Elam, the nephew of Dallas Cowboy defensive back Abram Elam. And though Elam played both linebacker and safety as a junior, the Cardinals believe his future at the next level lies in the secondary.
"(Louisville) recruited me to play safety," Elam said. "I played safety and linebacker my junior year. I'm a ball hawk, athletic and I can get to the quarterback. They run a blitzing defense and really thought I can fit into that defense and bring something new. (Louisville) liked my athleticism and playmaking ability."
Elam says he's solidly committed to Louisville, but will "play it safe," and entertain other offers, f they come. Still, Elam has no plans to visit any other schools this spring.
As for his junior campaign, Elam said he didn't post huge numbers, but made big plays on defense.
"I thought it was good," Elam said. "I didn't put up huge numbers, but I made a lot of big plays that stood out."