Albert Elias has distinguished his company, Elias Sports Management, from the competition by focusing his recruiting on the southeast. In particular, Elias has had much success recruiting players out of Louisiana State University and other colleges within the state of Louisiana. LSU will be going to a bowl game, so there is not yet an indication that Elias will sign any players departing from that school. However, he has already announced the signing of a player from a nearby school, in addition to an athlete from Missouri.
Robert Alford, a cornerback out of Southeast Louisiana was the first prospect to sign with Elias. Alford’s brother, Fred Booker, is a former LSU and NFL player who was with him when he signed his SRA with Elias. Alford has an invite to the Senior Bowl, was named to the Buck Buchanan Award List and earned first-team All-Southland Conference honors.
Elias has also signed Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams to an SRA. He finished his college career with 27 sacks (8.5 sacks in 2012), making him the all-time leader in that category at his alma mater. In 2012, the 6’3, 325 lb DT also took home MIAA defensive player of the year.