Posted January 30, 2014

Five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam chooses Kentucky over Alabama

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Five-star recruit Matt Elam chose Kentucky over Alabama. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports)

Five-star recruit Matt Elam chose to attend Kentucky over Alabama. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports)

Five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam committed to the University of Kentucky on Thursday, choosing the Wildcats over Alabama.

Elam a 6-foot-5, 370-pound lineman from John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky., is rated the nation’s No. 3 defensive tackle by 247Sports. Elam had scholarship offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Louisville, among others.

The Rivals100: Class of 2014 recruiting rankings

Elam, who played in the U.S. Army All-American game, made an unofficial visit to Kentucky this past weekend.

Rivals.com now ranks Kentucky’s incoming class at No. 13 in the country, ahead of Texas, Penn State, Oklahoma, Stanford, USC and Michigan.


5 comments
Listening
Listening

WOW....  This is one for the books.  Maybe Alabama's payroll budget has already been exceeded.  

Then again........  the kid is from KY.  Maybe he wants to stay close to family and friends.  

Turd
Turd

See, winning isn't everything.

mashley278
mashley278

@Listening *payroll budget has already been exceeded* Translation: My team can't win, so I'll cry and say that everyone else cheats.

MichaelWallis1
MichaelWallis1

@biasedsportsfan, hey I remember Illinois having the top recruiting class in the Big Ten under Ron Zook several years in a row. It isn't always about landing the best players but also coaching up that talent like Mark Dantonio has for all these years at MSU.