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Five-star Ky. defensive tackle Matt Elam just tweeted a few minutes ago that he has picked up an offer from Tennessee.
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Ryan any particular reason we waited until now to extend an offer to him?
This is a five star player, at potentially the greatest (certainly top 2) area of need, from a neighboring state. And we hadn't already offered?
Is he just lower on their list than others? I'm not sure I understand this....
He is more of a 3-4 NG
Our Butch is an awesome Butch he reigns from Knoxville with Jalen Hurd on the way our Butch is an awesome Butch
he's a 3 star on TOS.. i think a lot of people think he's much better suited for a 3-4 than a 4-3.
The late offer concerns me a bit. We have been focusing on other names at DT for some time, such as Mosley, Ford, Lamin, and some have said Barnett. A late offer to Elam makes me wonder if the staff is concerned about missing on the names higher on our list. Not hitting the panic button or anything, but since our staff has seemed to be in early on other big names, a late offer to Elam puzzles me a bit. Interested to hear Ryan's thawts.
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I know other schools have offered, and that the recruiting calendar has accelerated, but this is an offer in July before his senior season. Calling it "late" and indicative of panic by the staff regarding other DL targets is a little bit much IMO.
This kid dominates his competition, I wondered why we didn't offer him
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A lot of talk being that this is a late offer, and I get that. However, we have to remember its July, signing day isn't for another 6 months. Butch has been here just over 8 and gotten 24 guys in the class of 2014, if he puts the pressure on Elam I think we still have a strong chance.
Have we seen him in camp recently?
I hope that this is in fact the case. It would make me velly velly happy.
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