Top In-State Football Prospect Matt Elam Chooses UK Over Alabama

Jan 30, 2014

UK Coach Mark Stoops has pulled off another recruiting coup.

New UK football recruit Matt Elam of Elizabethtown
New UK football recruit Matt Elam of Elizabethtown
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Shortly after Noon on Thursday, top defensive tackle Matt Elam announced his decision to play football at the University of Kentucky and not Alabama.

Elam is regarded the No. 2 defensive tackle in the country and No. 21 overall prospect in the nation.

The five-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American from John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, will bring his 6'6", 350 lb. frame to Lexington.