This past weekend, UK target DT Matt Elam joined Larry Vaught, Mark Buerger and former UK star Anthony White on WLAP’s Sunday Morning Sports Talk. Alabama, Kentucky and Louisville have been recruiting Elam for a while, but more recently Tennessee, Ohio State and Notre Dame have entered into the picture for Elam. In Sunday’s interview, the John Hardin High School star mentioned a few interesting tidbits about his visits and relationships with each of the three schools who have been pursuing him harder.
Elam on Tennessee: “They recently offered, but I don’t know because I visited and came away with no offer.” He left from his visit thinking he “will remember this”. One assistant coach told him he was “too big” on his visit, but after he started watching film, he called Elam and told him he was a “perfect fit”. Tennessee has now offered and Butch Jones has been calling back-and-forth to try to make the relationship better, Elam says.
On Ohio State: “I loved their coaching staff and I keep in touch with them a lot. It’s a great opportunity for me to play there.”
On Notre Dame: “The coaches told me I could come in and play early, and change their program.” Elam says the campus was beautiful and he moved the Irish into his top six after visiting.
To hear audio of the conversation, click here and you can go to the 35-minute mark to listen in on his comments about the three schools who have more recently entered his recruitment.