Sports
10:42 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Hardin County Football Star Receives Nearly 200 Letters from UK--in One Day

John Hardin High School defensive tackle Matt Elam

It’s not uncommon for college coaching staffs to send scores of letters to top high school prospects they are recruiting.

If the number of letters sent by Kentucky coaches to one Hardin County prospect is any indication, the Wildcats REALLY want to land the services of the 360-pound defensive tackle.

The Courier-Journal reports John Hardin’s Matt Elam received 182 recruiting letters from UK Monday. Elam said he was home when the mail carrier called him out to her truck to see the crate of letters the school had sent him.

Elam is storing all of his college recruitment letters in his size 16 shoe boxes. So far he’s filled up ten and he says the 182 letters Kentucky yesterday will take up half of an eleventh box.

Elam is also being recruiting by Louisville, Alabama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.