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Can 'Bama keep 370-pound five-star from ... Kentucky?

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07:28 AM ET 01.30 | A big decision looms for an awfully big defensive tackle. [Elizabethtown, Ky.] star Matt Elam is scheduled to choose between Alabama and Kentucky at a news conference at his high school at noon, Central time. Elam, a 6-foot-5, 370-pound lineman, is rated the nation's No. 3 defensive tackle by 247Sports and has been the subject of a rare recruiting battle between the Crimson Tide and the Wildcats. Elam has repeatedly stated his excitement about the idea of playing for the home state Wildcats, who have put together a top 15 recruiting class nationally. Meanwhile, Alabama continues to push to make Elam a part of their top-ranked class and have intrigued the massive lineman with the idea of following in the footsteps of Alabama nose guards like Terrence Cody and Jesse Williams.

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January 30, 2014  08:08 AM ET

No one pays players better than Kentucky ... basketball players that is.
No one pays football players better than .... well you get the point.
Bama lock.

January 30, 2014  09:05 AM ET

Awww, c'mon kid, throw lil' ol' UK a bone and sign with them.

January 30, 2014  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Awww, c'mon kid, throw lil' ol' UK a bone and sign with them.

6'5" and 370...for sure the bone wouldn't have any meat left on it when he threw it to 'em.

January 30, 2014  09:18 AM ET

I agree, sign with Kentucky.

Congrats on the win LUS, our guys still have not come together as a team yet.

January 30, 2014  09:30 AM ET

They need a photo of this kid sitting in English class in on of those molded one piece school desk/chairs. That would be something. I am guessing he has his own bench for classes.

January 30, 2014  09:50 AM ET

The kid must take all his classes in the school cafeteria.

January 30, 2014  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The kid must take all his classes in the school cafeteria.

Maybe it's like Fast Times at Ridemont High and he has pizzas delived to him during class???

January 30, 2014  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe it's like Fast Times at Ridemont High and he has pizzas delived to him during class???

and Chinese food. And, BBQ. And, fried chicken. And, anything else he can he get delivered!!!

January 30, 2014  09:59 AM ET

Wildcats can't afford to feed this kid.
Bama lock.

January 30, 2014  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They need a photo of this kid sitting in English class in on of those molded one piece school desk/chairs. That would be something. I am guessing he has his own bench for classes.

You can't take a photo of a player going to class at 'Bama.

January 30, 2014  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You can't take a photo of a player going to class at 'Bama.

Or UNC, apparently.

January 30, 2014  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Or UNC, apparently.

and OkState ... according to SI's series ...

Like I've been saying, the NCAA can't/won't spot a violation south of the Mason Dixon line.

January 30, 2014  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Awww, c'mon kid, throw lil' ol' UK a bone and sign with them.

I think the draw to play for the home team will win out.

January 30, 2014  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Or UNC, apparently.

It's just not a real class.

January 30, 2014  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

and OkState ... according to SI's series ...Like I've been saying, the NCAA can't/won't spot a violation south of the Mason Dixon line.

Yep. And everyone knows that ONLY schools in the southeast are breaking the rules...right?

January 30, 2014  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

and OkState ... according to SI's series ...Like I've been saying, the NCAA can't/won't spot a violation south of the Mason Dixon line.

It"s payback for all of the harsh penalties we didn't deserve.

January 30, 2014  02:31 PM ET

If he goes to Alabama they will have to change their name from the Crimson Tide to The Tsunami. Or perhaps the Tidal Waves.

January 30, 2014  02:34 PM ET

Latest is that he's UK bound.

January 30, 2014  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Latest is that he's UK bound.

Better meal plan

 
January 30, 2014  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Better meal plan

Braised then smoked mutton. Mm Mm, Tasty!

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