Oct 19, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleaders pose during the game against the Southern California Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Elam Enjoys Trip To ND

Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Matt Elam is a 5-star Defensive Tackle from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. A 5-star Defensive Tackle is just what the doctor ordered for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame needs to land Elam in order to replace All-American Nose Guard Louis Nix III. Elam fits the build. He checks in 6-6″ 350 lbs. It seems impossible that there is a prospect out there that might be more physically imposing than Louis Nix III. Elam recently visited South Bend for the battle between Notre Dame and USC. According to some of his tweets, he seemed to have enjoyed it throughly.

Elam has narrowed his list to Alabama, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Louisville and Ohio State. Notre Dame is probably inside the Top 3 with Alabama and Kentucky after this weekend’s visit. Elam has visits scheduled for Alabama and Kentucky on December 20th and December 13th respectively. Notre Dame probably still has work to do with Elam but they at least put themselves in a position where they have a chance. With an elite prospect, at the end of the day, all a coaching staff wants is a chance.

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