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Matt Elam is on campus right now


Four-star DT Matt Elam is currently on UK’s campus visiting with the coaching staff. The 6’6″ 325 lbs. defensive tackle from Elizabethtown is sitting with Stoops and company as we speak (type):

Elam is the 2nd best prospect in the 2014 class from the state of Kentucky and 28th best defensive tackle in the nation, according to 247 Sports. Earlier this week, he tweeted a picture of the 69 handwritten letters he received from UK. Why 69? Heads out of the gutters please…that’s Elam’s jersey number, and the staff included a note saying they’d save it for him at UK:


He currently has offers from Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, and Western Kentucky, along with interest from Florida, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ohio State and Vanderbilt.

Come be a hero, big guy.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

31 Comments for Matt Elam is on campus right now

  1. Nick Roush
    3:39 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Saw him walking around Nutter today. Knew he was a “big deal” as soon as I saw him. That guy is a MONSTER!

  2. Matt
    3:43 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    We have gone from recruiting against OVC, MWC, and MAC schools to battling the big names now. What a difference a few months can make!

  3. ukwiseman
    3:44 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    He’s not from Etown, the postal address says Radcliff and he attends John Hardin, that’s not E-town and trust me as someone from there, there is a HUGE difference!

  4. Polycronopolis
    3:44 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Come be a hero? Isn’t that was FSU is telling Andrew Wiggins? But KSR is calling him selfish if he chooses to go somewhere to be the hero? If this kid goes to Alabama, he will be doing the same thing your basketball team does. Play with the best and dominate little ol Kentuckys of the world.

    Don’t be a hero, Matt. Go to Alabama and take the easiest path the the NFL.

  5. BGCat
    3:47 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Scout has him listed as a OT while rivals says DT. Anyone know which he is being recruited as at the college level?

  6. USPS
    3:49 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Way to post his address on the site. You should remove that picture. Radcliff is close to Louisville.

  7. Rockfield, KY
    3:51 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    6. Matt tweeted this pic himself

  8. TN Cat
    3:55 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Can somebody get that kid a sandwich? He looks like he hasn’t eaten in months.

  9. 12 year old
    4:00 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    69!! HAHAHA!!!

  10. theWilkman
    4:11 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Say what you want about the tactic, but Stoops and Co. are doing their best to keep the USPS in business

  11. jeff
    4:18 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Come to Kentucky!!!

  12. 1997
    4:28 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    This is the best twitter handle ever. “Fballislife69”

  13. Tampa Satchel
    4:42 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down!

  14. wubwub
    4:43 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Weird offer sheet. You don’t usually see Alabama as one to offer before, say, Mississippi State. Definitely a player though.

  15. Bob the Replier
    4:44 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    I think he recorded a sack just standing there in that pic.

  16. Cliff the mailman
    4:46 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    So is Drew Barker’s Uni # 115? Save the trees coaches. Jeez how about just sending 1 poster or better yet texting?



  17. Be real
    4:51 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    The letter that says ” open last” cracks me up. As if he’s really going to open and read the other 68 identical letters.

  18. UKfanNKY
    4:52 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink


  19. MustangCat
    5:19 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Ya’ll are funny! Radcliff is about 10 minutes from E-town, before you get into the Ft. Knox area. It’s a good 35-40 minutes from the SW end of Louisville. It’s almost part of E-town. I live here in E-town. Have all my life. Elam goes to John Hardin High School, which is one of the 5-A powers. They have a tremendous program there, and have had for quite a few years now. This kid is an absolute MUST-GET! That listed weight of 325 is low from what i hear. Think he’s closer to 340. From what i hear from people close to the kid, he is twice as strong as he looks. Kind of like a kid we got coming in this year, by way of a zero-radius mower. You know, Jacob and Mr. Hyde.

  20. Calituckian
    5:21 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Is that Rick from Pawn Stars behind him on the right??

  21. Catlogic15
    5:35 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Did Stoops play football? He’s tiny.

  22. Ill c
    5:43 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Is Stoops wearing cowboy boots??? Lol. # 21 you would look ” tiny” too, standing next to those guys.

  23. BPsycho
    5:46 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Hoping the OPEN LAST has layers of crisp hundreds in it! #Yeeeuuuhhhhh

  24. SoCal Will
    5:51 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    This kid “looks” like a Sunday player. Someone elect Marrow to tell him we are a Nike school…

  25. Travis
    5:56 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Nice post, Tyler, and keep us posted on his recruitment through the summer and fall. He is a monster beast.

  26. Travis
    6:02 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    #3…seriously. You seriously think JHHS is in Radcliff, KY or not part of Elizabethtown, KY? I was born and raised in E-town, lived here my whole life, grad from CHHS and own a house 2 miles from John.

    JHHS is in Elizabethtown, KY and off 31W-N on WA Jenkins Road. If you think JHHS is in Radcliff and not E-town, as JT would say, “You are a damn fool and probably believe in the Easter Bunny too.” Haha 🙂

  27. Travis
    6:03 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    #19 lol.

  28. ukwiseman
    10:47 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    #26 Travis, I know exactly where John Hardin is, and I grew up in Rineyville so yeah, I do know exactly what I’m talking about. Trust me, tell someone from Etown they’re not from Etown and they’ll surely let you know about it. Growing up outside of “Etown”, I know exactly how people from that city think.

  29. Garmaster
    10:55 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like Coach Stoops got some “genuine items” from the Boot Store. Shout out to Larry Redmon.

  30. stoops
    9:40 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    he is a great pick up

  31. stoops
    9:41 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    he is 6’6 340 i play football with him he is freaking awesome and he loves to play football. very humble guy