SEC Top 20 Impact Freshmen #16 - Matt Elam - DT - Kentucky

0 Views 0 Comments

Matt Elam was an absolutely monstrous get for the Wildcats in the 2014 recruiting class.  It was obviously monstrous in terms of size because Elam is one of the biggest human beings I have ever seen in my life not only for a HS student but just for a man in general.  It is also a huge get because Elam was the highest profile player in the state of Kentucky and the Wildcats were able to keep him in state.  Although the state of Kentucky is not necessarily a recruiting hotbed it is an absolute must that when there is an elite prospect in the state that Kentucky keep that player in state because at this point it is going to be tough for them to get elite prospects from out of state. 

On the field Elam's impact will be every bit as big as he wants it to be.  He is a 6'6 350 pound monster whose sheer size will be an obstacle for any team who plays Kentucky to deal with.  Not only is he a big man, but he is also an athletic man for someone of his size.  He has a nice first step and is able to get a push into the backfield.  While he is likely not going to put up big numbers, his impact will be seen in the tackling numbers for the linebackers.  He will command double teams from the first day he steps on campus and will free up all of Kentucky's linebackers to make plays at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield. 

The one obstacle in Elam's way is himself.  Can he play with the intensity he needs to?  Can he keep his weight in control and not balloon up?  If he does, watch out for Elam!

Previously Ranked:

 #17 - Malkom Parrish - DB - Georgia
#18 - Drew Barker - QB - Kentucky
#19- Cameron Sims - WR - Alabama
#20 Jeb Blazevich - TE - UGA



Leave A Comment

Post Comment

About The Author

Gainesville, Georgia

We Recommend These Tags:

Share This Blog With Team Share:

Start A Discussion

What's On Your Mind?:

Write A Blog

Create Your Blog Title:
Write Your Blog:
Start tags in the body with a "#" (example: #thistag). Separate tags by a comma in the above box, multiple word tags are allowed.

Change Your Avatar

You're New Around Here!

You've just entered another team site. It's cool, we encourage users to interact with other teams...just keep it clean!

So, What Brings You Here?
I'm A Fan Of This Team
Create another FAName so you don't freak your friends out wearing different colors!
I'm Here To Troll
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We all get you like to crash the party. This option will keep your FAName the same as your original membership.
I'm Just Visiting
Well, that doesn't look shady...but we like to spy on our rivals too! Just click "I'm Just Visiting" and you can look around without commenting or interaction.

Contact Fanternity

Full Name*
Email Address*
Contact Purpose*
Send Message