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Matt Elam is now a five-star recruit

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Congratulations to Matt Elam, who has just been upgraded to five-stars by 247. 247 now lists the 6’6″ 370 lbs. defensive tackle as the 10th best player in the nation, the 2nd best defensive tackle in the nation, and the best player in the state of Kentucky. He’s got the Cats in his top five, along with Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Louisville. He’s got a visit scheduled to Notre Dame, his most recent offer, next week.

Talk about an upgrade. Come be a hero, Matt.

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25 Comments for Matt Elam is now a five-star recruit



  1. Bob Wiley
    7:09 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Stupid question but will Stoops be using a 4-3 or 3-4 defense?



  2. mudcreekmark
    7:11 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    When is the last time Kentucky produced a top ten player? Was Couch rated that high coming out of high school?



  3. Da Commish
    7:12 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    4 – 3….. aka Cover 3



  4. Clint
    7:14 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Dammmmmmnn



  5. Genoscats
    7:15 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Looks good with Coach Stoops, doesn’t he!!🐾⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



  6. FlashOfBlue
    7:17 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Please O Please O Please O Pleeeeeeease



  7. Dr. Wildcat
    7:17 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    3. 4-3 is not Cover 3. Cover X has to do with the number of DB’s playing the deep zone coverage. Example: Cover 4 has the deep divided into fourths, each occupied by the two CB’s, FS, and SS. Cover 3 the SS moves into the box. Cover 2 has the two safeties over the top with the corners playing the flats, or Man-to-Man. Cover 1 is Man with FS over top. Cover 0 is pure man. Has nothing at all to do with the linebacker scheme at all.



  8. Louisville1Cal4
    7:24 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    It’s either UK or Bama, UofL is so far back in last place he might as well drop them. Not sure about ND or tOSU though.



  9. 247
    7:25 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    247 is weird… Previously #241, now #10? (For reference, the next biggest mover went up 70 spots.)



  10. 247
    7:33 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    (The next biggest mover is probably the guy who moved from unranked to #122, but still.)
    Elam might deserve it. I’m just saying that kind of a jump is unusual.



  11. SoCal Will
    7:33 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    I will take the “under” in rushing yards by opposition with Mr. Elam plugging the middle.



  12. Stooooooops
    7:34 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Couch was #1.



  13. Common Sense
    7:36 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Can we please get a standard weight for this guy. I’ve seen 325, 330, 340, 345, 350, and now 370!? Does he have that much trouble controlling his weight?



  14. come on Elam
    7:49 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    13. Good question. Don’t know why every one has to mess with players demensions. Well, maybe Anthony Davis growth streeeetch of what 6. 2 to 6 10 in a years time. Anyway the game tapes posted on here show a guy with agile, quick feet that can handle about whatever weight he carries.



  15. dave
    7:58 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    if elam if 370 in that pic then stoops is 5’11 & 260-270



  16. adrian
    7:59 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEE MAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKEEEEE THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS HAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNN.



  17. Clint
    8:16 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    #9, 10 It is unusual but 24/7 does that quite a bit actually. I’ve noticed it with bball recruits especially. They jump on hype.



  18. Tampa Satchel
    8:20 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down biggin’. What a cherry on top that would be early next year.



  19. Crunches
    8:40 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Elam’s gut is rated as a 4 star.



  20. UKani
    9:21 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    #2 both Tim Couch and Dennis Johnson were both #1 in the nation. Tim Couch was before Dennis Johnson so Dennis Johnson was the last top 10 player from the state of Kentucky.



  21. Lil c
    9:37 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    First it was reported that Matt Elam is 6’5 310lbs, then they say he’s 6’5 350lbs, now he’s 6’6 370lbs!!??? The kid must grow every week!!



  22. Silence Doogood
    9:50 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    DroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  23. Jeff
    10:34 pm June 17, 2013 Permalink

    Stay in Kentucky and be a Cat!



  24. Stooooooops
    12:11 am June 18, 2013 Permalink

    At the time Couch was a recruit. It was said he was the 6th best prospect ever out of high school! He broke all of Josh Booty’s records. He would have been great if he had been drafted by anyone other then Cleveland!!



  25. Illinikat
    8:05 am June 18, 2013 Permalink

    Mudcreekmark… Brian Brohm from Trinity was top ten in 2003