Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 5/16/13
Matt Elam, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound, defensive tackle from John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown is likely the top overall prospect in the state of Kentucky from the 2014 class. Considering the success that Charlie Strong has had at Louisville in the past few years, you’d think any top recruit from the state of Kentucky would keep Louisville high on his list. Although Elam has interest in Louisville, Charlie Strong will have some tough competition in his recruitment. Elam has scholarship offers from some of the top programs in the country. His most recent list includes Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, Florida and Tennessee. Scout.com rates Elam as a four star prospect and he’s considered to be one of the top 20 defensive tackles in the country. Louisville appears to be in good shape with Elam, but Alabama and Kentucky may have an early leg up on the Cards.  Mark Stoops’ recent success on the recruiting trail has made quite an impression on Elam. Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke with him
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