PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
This becomes one to watch now guys.
Just Picked Up An Offer From The Ohio State #Buckeye #GoBucks
— Matt Elam™ (@FballIsLife69) June 4, 2013
Just Picked Up An Offer From The Ohio State #Buckeye #GoBucks
6'6", 345? That is one big, big boy.
4-6 seconds of relentless effort
can you say hankins jr? (even though he is bigger)
Any idea if this is "commitable", or if its a hey-come-to-camp offer?
I'm digging, but I believe it's the real deal.
Waycracken pretty much brought this guy up last month, so I remember the name, he is a big fella.
EDIT: Just noticed Triv dug the thread up from the ashes, guess I wasn't the only one who remembered.
As soon as I saw the offer I felt compelled after all the flak he's gotten lately haha
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
If Bama offers a kid, he has to be legit. I still feel he needs to shed some weight and bulk up with muscle, but he has great size. #2 player in KY, not saying much since there hardly is any talent there, but still, the kid is a good player.
one poster would have to argue. Probably all day if you let him about the KY talent.
~Because we couldn't go for three~
Any chance it could be Tim Gardner-esque offer? Like show up to FNL after dropping 20lbs and we will take you? At 6'6" he may be able to carry that weight fine, but 350 seems a bit heavy
I think the difference is that Gardner was working for an offer from OSU and didn't already have an Alabama caliber offer. He wanted and had his heart set on being a Buckeye.
I'm wondering if he is the son of the the Matt Elam who played safety at Florida from '10-'12 , and just got drafted by the Ravens back in April of '13?
If so, I feel like there may be a chance that he won't be ready yet b/c of age & size issues.
I'm just happy to be here
Too damn funny.
He's one BIG kid!
"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM
You can view some film of 2014 DT Matt Elam here: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1271239/highlights/17337427
He reportedly dominated at Alabama's camp this past weekend. Moves very well for his size. Alabama wants him as a NG in their 3-4 look.
I am seeing a Big Hank 2.0. Me likey.
Loving all things Buckeye from SEC country in Alabama.
"How firm thy friendship....O-HI-O"
Just saw where this guy moved up 200+ spots and is now a 5* and the #10 overall player on 24/7's board. Talk about a jump in the rankings. Wow.
Anyone heard anything on him lately? Any plans of a visit?
Says OSU is in his top 5 and that he wants to visit, but has not yet set it up. He has - however - set up a visit to ND who just offered this week, so take that for what it's worth.
The UK guys are still pretty confident he ends up there, but fending off Bama, Notre Dame and Ohio State won't be easy. If Stoops can do that, he becomes a legend without ever coaching a game up there.
Well he'll have coached about 12 by the time signing day comes around, but I get your point. I would imagine holding those schools off will get harder the more they win and the more UK loses. My bet is that he ends up at Bama given that he seems to fit that 3-4 defense really well.
Thanks for the quick response Jeremy. Always appreciate it. I look forward to hopefully hearing more about this guy. Hoping we can get a visit scheduled.
You are right, if Stoops can fight off Saban, Meyer, and Kelly, that would certainly be a straw in his hat.
But would it be the last straw?
I've heard of a feather in your cap but not a straw in your hat.
Unless, of course, it is a straw hat.
Had an old college professor that said that frequently. I guess it just stuck with me. LOL
That's a pretty BIG if Jeremy!! lol If, only 1 of the 3 had offered, I may like Stoops' chances, but all 3 will be a big challenge. Legendary would be about right. Saying no to Saban, Meyer, and Notre Dame.Won't mention the ND coach because he's not even in the same league as the other 2.
Visiting Ohio State this Thursday.
Well that is certainly good news!
Elam announced his final six schools today: Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
Buckeyes would like to take a DT to finish out the class, but are in better shape with Thomas Holley than Elam, IMO.
You say our chances with Holley > Elam, but are our chances of landing Holley good in your opinion?
How long do you think this one plays out Birm? Commit early or late in the year?
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
Who would be OSU's biggest competition to land him?
Alabama and Kentucky.
Im a bigger fan of Holley
Was he at Spring Game? Seem to remember a pic of him looking like was about to eat Urban. Getting him on campus never hurts and I always think it's good to be in a final five, even if you're a long shot. This is a situation where we want to be in there with Bama in every stud's top five.
Don't believe he visited for the Spring Game. He was here June 20th.
I'm a huge fan of Matt Elam. I actually have him as the 4th best prospect in the nation and top overall DT. This one is shaping up to be a UK-Alabama battle and Kentucky could land him. Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Louisville have ground to make up if they want to be players for Elam.
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