Published January 27, 2014 - 8:17amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Matt Elam is ready to wrap things up–and he has Crimson Tide and Wildcats fans on edge waiting to hear the final decision.
Elam Tweeted late Sunday that he will announce his college decision on Thursday at 12 p.m. He is coming off of an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend, and has had several of its coaches visit him personally in the past few weeks. He also took an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 17 and had its coaches visit earlier this month. His official visit to Kentucky came in mid December.
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If it is any indicator, he’s had a lot more activity related to Kentucky in recent weeks than he has had with Alabama. In fact, Kentucky’s top commitment right now–QB Drew Barker–posed for a photo with a couple Kentucky fans this weekend and Elam snuck into the shot. That photo is making its rounds on Twitter.
The four-star defensive tackle is 6-foot-5, 370 pounds and is out of Elizabethtown (Ky.). Depending on which recruiting service is consulted, Elam would be one of the biggest recruiting pickups for Kentucky since Tim Couch in the 1990s. He would absolutely be the cherry on top of Mark Stoops’ national top 20 recruiting class, and might provide enough boost to put the ‘Cats in the top 15. Elam is huge, but can also move well for a big man.
NOTE: All ratings refer to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.