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Matt Elam will announce his college decision Thursday at noon

According to Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal, 5-star prospect Matt Elam will announce his college decision at noon on Thursday. Elam had an official visit to Kentucky this weekend, where he joined Mark Stoops, the coaching staff and some other recruits at the Georgia/Kentucky basketball game. The staff pulled out all of the stops for Elam and company, treating them to the star treatment. Kentucky and Alabama are Elam’s two finalists.

Article written by Ally Tucker

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71 Comments for Matt Elam will announce his college decision Thursday at noon



  1. Tha Truff
    8:20 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Great!! Now we can have a couple 4* kids with one 5* to help us go 2-10. When UK is competing with Bama in recruiting, someone’s paying up. Stoops will be uncovered as a cheat.



    • UpperSectionStudent
      8:26 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      I’ve read dumber things, but that was a hard push for the crown.



    • Plenty
      8:26 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      You put in more time on this site than you do for the one for your own team. Besides, Louisville will be losing to UK often here soon. You sound jealous that they are taking UL recruits and other top recruits that are way better than the UL recruits. Have fun with that new douche of a coach.



    • Clint Hurtt
      8:27 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Stoops doesn’t have to cheat at UK, now me at UofL….



    • I b gone
      8:31 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Hurtt is not at UofL. He’s an asst D-line coach for the Chicago Bears now.



    • Sperm
      8:32 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Hard to believe, millions of sperm and that one out swam the rest !



    • Tha Truff
      8:32 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Plenty- you seem to care more about recruiting battles more than the actual games. UK is on a 3 game losing streak to UofL, and isn’t even the 2nd best team in the state, recruiting means nothing. How many lottery picks has calipari had at UK? Like 10? And pitino has had more success than cal with only 2 all Americans in the same time span (4years). Recruiting means NOTHING..



    • Recruiting Means Nothing ?
      8:39 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Moron !



    • Plenty
      8:44 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Really, more success? Calipari has had as much success in 5 years as Rick has in 12. There is no comparison. Where have Rick all Americans gone? Nowhere, he doesn’t develop players so all Americans won’t play for him. He ruins them. Now that officials aren’t letting Louisville hack everyone they are going to be terrible from now on. It’s the only reason they won last year. Rick will retire after this year or whenever his contract is up. His way of coaching doesn’t work when basketball is played the way it should be. Nice try, tard.



    • Plenty
      8:47 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      As for football, stoops put together that defense that just won the championship, he can coach. He just had a bunch of 2 stars this year. By this class coming in gets to their junior year, UK will start owning UL. Bet you stop trolling then.



    • Louisville1Cal5
      8:49 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      LOL @ truff
      Recruiting means nothing? Tell that to Teddy Buttholewater & the other athletes Hurtt bought, er, I mean recruited. Without them UofL would be on a 7 game losing streak to UK & still in the gutter (where they rightfully belong anyways).
      More success??? Let’s see,
      Cal Elite 8, Final Four, NC, NIT
      Pitino 1st Rd, 1st Rd, Final Four, NC
      Seems about even to me. Also, Pitino’s spectacular results without recruiting at a high rate has yielded him 5 losses in 6 games against Cal & UK too.



    • Louseyville
      8:53 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Louseyville 1 Cal 5, Hope you enjoyed your 1st championship in 26 years on a down year of college basketball where the refs let you hack and mugg your way to victory lol. Gonna be atleast another 26 years til you get your next one. How does it feel to know that you all will never have as many championships as uk in your lifetime lol. Oh and by the way football series uk 14 louseyville 12 lol we own you, you guys truly are little brother.



    • Louisville1Cal5
      9:04 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Idt you read my post… Lol



  2. TravisC
    8:21 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Noon eastern or noon central?



  3. NBAjam
    8:23 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Wow…a troll @ #1. Impressive.



  4. Blue mist
    8:23 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    5 star, lmao!



  5. catmando
    8:25 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    The Truff doesn’t know his stuff. Smell of Card fan!! Regardless I’ll believe it when I see it!!!!



  6. brian
    8:27 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    He’s not a 5 star prospect, but hope we land him none the less. Regardless, I’ll be glad when he makes a decision .



  7. Rixter
    8:28 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe he will… or maybe he won’t like the setup, and he’ll postpone.



    • UL not in contention
      8:35 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      One thing for sure, UL fans won’t need to sweat it either way.



    • Louisville1Cal5
      8:52 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      True, kid has morals obviously.



  8. Brian Cline
    8:31 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    All u haters need to get outta here ! The football cats are on the rise thanks to coach Stoops and the rest of the staff ! So let’s stay home Matt Elam and be a hero ! #stoopstroops #BBN



    • Tha Truff
      8:35 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      What has he proven? Recruiting? Joker had a class ranked higher than the one stoops has now a couple years back, and how did that work out? He put up the EXACT same record that joker did the year before with the EXACT same group of players. Stoops has proved NOTHING..



    • Buckets
      8:40 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      You’re an idiot, dude. Stoops’ incoming class is the highest ranked in school history. Joker never had a class close to this good, but I suppose facts are optional when no-life losers troll opposing fan boards because they have nothing better to do. Run along.



    • Louisville1Cal5
      8:57 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Joker never had a class as high as this one nor Stoops first class last season.
      Yeah, Stoops put up the same record with basically the same Joker team, Strong or Petrino themselves couldn’t have coached that roster to a better record, he can’t be faulted for that.
      Stoops is getting the guys he needs & it’s with much upgraded talent.
      Also Stoops didn’t get to play against a middle school league in his first season like some teams get the pleasure of,. *cough cough UofL*



    • Reality Check
      9:16 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Stoops had a great class last year, but still produced only 2 wins. LOL.



    • Louisville1Cal5
      9:29 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah, Stoops must be a terrible coach since one class in the 20’s can instantly turn a program around in a year & happens all the time LOL Also never mind the fact he was playing with mostly Jokers players. So, as you see, your argument & evaluation of Stoops recruiting/coaching is not only uneducated, it’s ignorant too.



  9. jimmyhat
    8:32 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    I think the hype is too much. Prolly gonna be a bust not sure he is very committed to football (hope im wrong) but none the less I hope we get him if for nothing else the national attention he will bring.



    • TRUE
      8:39 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Beating out the program that has 15 national titles and 7 seven straight number 1 recruiting classes for a highly regarded recruit is huge. May be overhyped but when Saban has wanted him this bad, and how well stoops can coach defense, i think he will be a solid 4 year contributor to the change of uk football



  10. Wrong
    8:36 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Elam already took his official visit to UK. This weekend’s visit could not have been official, or else we’re in trouble.



    • Exactly
      8:57 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly. His visit wasn’t an official visit. But, we all know the writers at KSR no absolutely nothing about major sports. They are, however, very good at relaying info from those that do (i.e. copying).



    • I Can Spellz
      9:55 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      They probably know the difference between “no” and “know” though.



  11. Matt Elam
    8:37 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Bama has the better training table. Saban told me I can eat all I want. Sign me up.



  12. Petrino
    8:53 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    I like our chances of getting Elam….he is wearing an a Adidas shirt.



    • Matt Elam
      9:00 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      No thanks sir, I have morals & don’t want to play for your disgusting, ignorant fan base.



    • Bike Ride
      9:10 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Maybe my friend and I will take a bike ride down to E-Town to see him.



  13. Blueballer
    8:56 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Truff, what conference dominates football EVERY year??? That’s right, the SEC!!! Take a look at which teams RECRUIT the top classes each year. You say recruiting means nothing??? You my friend, are an idiot!!!! SEC won 7 championships in a row and lost in the championship game this year. Get a clue!!!!



    • Exactly
      9:05 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Hey Blueballer. What team is perennially the worst team in that conference? What team couldn’t even crack the top 100 out of 120 something FBS teams? What team does most of the AD’s in the SEC wish they could kick out of the conference?



    • Reality Check
      9:13 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      LOL. Blueballer, are you really trying to give UK credit for the SEC’s success?



    • Exactly full of sh**
      9:14 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly is a good name because you are exactly like Petrino, full of sh** !



    • Do whut?
      11:07 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Most SEC AD’s want to kick us out of the conference?! That’s so stupid as to border on insanity. If you’re going to troll you might want to start with something remotely plausible.



    • Beavis
      7:01 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

      If Kentucky was not in the SEC,,,,we could always try and find another conference that is much weaker so we could compete. How about the ACC ????



  14. Turner the Burner
    8:56 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    This site needs to do something to keep the trolls away. As the months go on, more and more Louisville fans end up over here. I know KSR likes it because it gets clicks on their site but it is getting to be pretty ridiculous.



    • red headed stepchild
      9:55 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Need to make this a pay site. Tards will not come off the hip to participate. Their site is a pay site to comment.
      As long as Matt needs the “hits” this site will allow the Tards to play. I don’t blame Matt, the tardinals have helped as much as #BBN in making Matt famous.
      At some point it will bite Uk in the a$$.



    • Do whut?
      11:09 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      I believe the Cards hate is spelled f-e-a-r.



  15. SEC
    9:11 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    LOL. Blueballer. Are you really trying to say UK is part of the SEC’s success?



    • Louisville1Cal5
      9:17 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      In football, no, basketball yes. We ARE the SEC when it comes to basketball.
      SEC with UK = 11 National Titles
      SEC without UK = 3 National Titles



    • He Should BE
      9:18 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      He should be….UK has contributed 8 national championships in basketball to the conference….pretty impressive!



  16. Blueballer
    9:15 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Hey exactly, thanks for making my point. Kentucky always finishes near or at the bottom of our conference. Guess where we normally rank in recruiting verses the rest of the SEC?? Yep, the bottom. Bama has recruited the top class for several years and I think there record speaks for itself. Only teams that can’t get top classes say it doesnt matter.



    • bigbluetrue
      9:26 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Winner, winner, chicken dinner.



  17. bosshogg24
    9:22 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    There will be a lot of happy wildcat fans Thursday at noon. Elam is smart enough to know if he ever plans to live in Kentucky after college his home state is the place to be! Welcome a 5*.



  18. 9 is fine
    9:27 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    STOP calling him a 5 star recruit! Not that stars even matter in the slightest, but please…this kid only has 5 star SIZE…he has a lot of work to put in before he gets anywhere close to that and it makes Kentucky fans look ignorant for constantly choosing the ONE recruiting service that gives him the highest rating even though every other service says otherwise.



    • Louisville1Cal5
      9:31 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah we’re deff the only fan base that does that with star rankings, no one else ever does it.



    • Correct
      10:38 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

      Go read recruiting boards for major programs. They use the consensus rating. Only inferior programs pick and choose rating services based on the highest rating to make them look better than they actually are. Worse yet, only unknowledgeable fans would let them get away with it. Consensus ratings are the only way to go.



    • bluegrassstu
      10:30 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

      I agree, stop calling Elam a 5 star recruit. Why? Seems like this site claims Stoops has recruited a top 15 class per Rivals, if so, then Elam is rated a 3 star by Rivals. If KSR is going to claim Elam a 5 star recruit per 247 sports, then Stoops has a class rated 22nd currently.



  19. BBN
    9:45 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    If Elam’s high school principal accompanied him on his Alabama official visit, then where do you think he is going? As the caterpillar on Alice in Wonderland said “Alabama of course!!!!”



  20. scout 21OH
    10:53 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Elam should know (and probably does) that he will PLAY at UK. He may never PLAY at Alabama. UK wants him, and needs him, but he is no big deal for Alabama. It boils down to only one thing. Are the lights just too bright in Tuscaloosa? Hope you decide to stay home big guy…and help bring others 4* recruits to UK football.



  21. 9 is fine
    11:01 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    But Elam is A 5 STAR RECRUIT!!! Of course he would get playing time anywhere with such lofty recognition out of high school!…UNLESS were just saying that to help make ourselves feel better if/when he chooses Alabama. If he comes to UK he’s a stud 5 STAR recruit, if he goes to Bama he is the 3 star recruit all the other services say he is and will ride the pine…riiiiight.



  22. Jay III
    11:08 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    He is coming to UK as Alabama made him mad on his visit per Coach Lewis.



  23. cats42301
    11:33 pm January 26, 2014 Permalink

    Matt Elam is saying he decided that Thursday is a good day to decide when he will decide to make his decision. He will wait to fax in his decision until signing day if the decides the place he will fax from doesn’t have a weird setup. 🙂



  24. Simpsonville Kris
    12:57 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Lets see, Elam took his parents on the trip to UK and his high school principle to Ala. I wonder which school he will be going to. Ala. has recruited 4 players rated as high or higher at his position. GO CATS!



  25. haha
    3:51 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Most AD’s wanna kick us out lmao. Have you forgot about our basketball team or cheerleaders And UK is one of the highest grossing schools in memorabilia sales. 5th in the nation to be exact (.Alabama is 2nd ), so yea all the AD’s your on a first name basis with, really know the business. In that case they probley want to rid the Conference of Alabama as well for the sub par basketball efforts in Tuscaloosa.



  26. going to watch Shameless instead of UK football for me
    7:52 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Prepare for it to be postponed until sometime next week. Have him be the Y at the next home basketball game. Why not, He is a legend in his own mind, ruin the mystic of UK basketball having him on the court. If he goes to Alabama, he’s a db to Kentucky forvever, if he goes to KY he’s a db to Alabama forever.



  27. UK Blues
    7:58 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Almost positive it’s UK. He is rooming with Stoops and Barker. They seem to do everything together.



  28. Jim
    10:30 am January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Who cares…..sick of hearing about this guy. His 15 minutes of fame are finally bout over.



  29. Dave in Marshall islands
    12:56 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, shit or get off the pot!! Your killing us with your recruitment.



  30. greg maynard
    1:04 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Kentucky football has been a trying experience at best for me since I started pulling for them over Louisville, my hometown school, because I had a friend Joe Prince who played for the Cats. I have remained a true fan always believing in the next guy to couch. Stoops however is a real good recruiter, but he’s as good as we have had in the X’s and O’s. Football is a true team sport, Stoops has assembled a great couching team, and is putting the players that it takes to win on the filed.



  31. greg maynard
    1:06 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Matt Elam do what is best for you and your family!! If your good enough, you will be in the NFL even if you play for Murray!!



  32. greg maynard
    1:07 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Matt Elam do what is best for you and your family!! If your good enough, you will be in the NFL even if you play for Murray!!
    STOOPSTROOPS!!!!



  33. If soap operas?
    2:04 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Made college football players, Elam wins multiple drama awards. Let your play talk and forget the recruiting blow your head up stuff. This whole recruiting thing Might hurt in NFL contract negotiation in the future.



  34. Biglaw Dawgin'
    2:29 pm January 27, 2014 Permalink

    Thank. God.