We finally made it. At noon eastern, Matt Elam will announce whether he’ll attend Kentucky or Alabama. KSR is covering the event in every way possible. Matt, Ryan, and Drew are live on the scene at the John Hardin High School auditorium and will stay on for an extra 15 minutes to cover the announcement (some affiliates will break away, but the WLAP.com stream will stay on). We’ve got a video stream from iHigh, and Nick Roush and I will be running a live diary to give you the latest updates from the interwebs. Leggooooo….
12:02 a.m. (Nick): Matt Elam is staying in his old Kentucky home! Matt chooses the Cats over the Crimson Tide.
11:57 a.m. (Tyler): Elam’s remarks have begun.
Mark Stoops and company are watching, too:
11:55 a.m. (Nick): Matt has taken his place at the table sitting next to his mother and Coach Chad Lewis, with his teammates creating a picturesque backdrop.
11:49 a.m. (Tyler): Matt and Ryan have taken over the Courier-Journal live feed:
Good to see they’re hydrating. (They’re off the feed now.)
11:47 a.m. (Nick): Our old CN2 friend Bradley sizes up the UK helmet on Elam’s announcement table. (h/t @KYPrepsAlex)
11:42 a.m. (Tyler): Here is a picture of Elam, via Kent Taylor’s Twitter feed:
Not giving anything away with that outfit.
11:40 a.m. (Tyler): Elam will begin his remarks at 11:55, and announce at noon. Here’s his latest tweet:
11:37 a.m. (Nick): The only thing better than listening to Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” in the morning, is waking up to hearing stories that even Governor Beshear has lobbied Kentucky to Matt Elam. In other news, Billy Donavan’s on a plane to Lexington.
11:30 a.m. (Tyler): Good morning. I’m nervous. There are too many signs he’s going to pick Alabama: the fact that UK has a helmet on the table and not a hat, Alabama’s coaches getting in a final visit this morning, the media only presser, Elam’s tweet last night asking fans to understand his decision…
Could the UK helmet on the table be a smokescreen? I could totally see Elam pulling a UK hat from under the table.