Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Matt Elam

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
FloridaCOMMITTED (01/09/2010)Offered12/11/2009
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
Florida St.NoneOffered10/30/2009James Coley
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNone
West VirginiaNoneOffered09/11/2009

Scouting Report on Matt Elam

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/13/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • AthleticismBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Elam is built like a tank, both in the upper and lower body. He's strong, extremely physical and runs exceptionally well. He looks like a beast and plays like a beast.
Needs Improvement: Needs to improve his ability to play the ball in the air as a defender. Elam looks to make the big stick and ignore the ball, which is great from an intimidation point of view, but a key pick can turn a game around instantly.
Most Impressive: Very versatile and may be able to play running back, linebacker or safety at the next level. He will surely excel early in his career on special teams.
Conclusion: Right now, he is a man without a position at the next level. But he will find a way to get on the field in some capacity early in his career because of his great work ethic and superior athletic ability.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year YdsTDNoYdsTDTckTFLSck
2008 (Jr.)431439776891219

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