Young corner ready to breakout

Corn Elder was a late addition to Miami's 2013 recruiting class, and it appears as though it was a strong pickup. Elder saw action as a freshman last season and is now pushing for a starting spot at cornerback.

As a recruit: Corn Elder was named Mr. Football in the state of Tennessee as a junior. That's when schools from all across the country started actively recruiting him. He finished his senior season at Ensworth High with 2,618 yards and 39 touchdowns while leading them to a state championship. He finished his prep career with 84 touchdowns, and was named Mr. Football again as a senior. Also a skilled basketball player, Elder took official visits to UCLA, Ohio State, Auburn, and Georgia Tech before surprisingly signing with Miami.

As a Hurricane: Elder played in 10 games as a freshman last season, mainly on special teams early in the season before he started getting quality reps at defensive back. He finished the year with seven tackles. He also returned six kickoffs for 125 yards. Elder had a solid spring and was listed behind Tracy Howard on the most recent depth chart.

What to expect: Elder is one of the fastest players on the team. He got his feet wet as a freshman last season and he's now in the mix for major playing time this fall. Miami has five cornerbacks is can trust right now, and he's clearly one of them right now. Howard seems on the verge of a breakout season so passing him on the depth chart won't be easy for Elder but it's likely only a matter of time before this kid breaks out and becomes an impact player. He can fly and has tremendous ball skills. He's listed on the depth chart as a backup return specialist, and he's a kid who could jump into that mix right away at any time. He might not have a banner sophomore season but a lot of people around the program are very excited about his future here.


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