Five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam has announced that he will make his college choice known on Thursday.
— Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ (@FballIsLife69) January 27, 2014
One of Alabama’s top remaining targets, Elam will select between Alabama and Kentucky. Elam is a 6-foot-5, 375-pound tackle rated the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect in the nation. He had a stellar senior season for John Hardin High School, recording 85 tackles and earning a trip to the US Army All-American Bowl.
The massive Elam is a native of Elizabethtown, Ky., and has been recruited hard by his home state team. Elam will be weighing his state loyalty against a much greater likelihood of playing for a national title with the Crimson Tide.
In the end, it could come down to where he is most comfortable, and going out on a limb, we’ll predict he stays in the Bluegrass State.