It's hard to know for sure what it means that Kentucky's top football recruiting target, Matt Elam, may announce his decision next week instead of waiting until national signing day, but the guess here is that it could be good news for Mark Stoops.
Elam is taking a visit to UK this weekend after having visited Alabama last weekend. It has come down to those two for the John Hardin defensive lineman, who is rated as a five-star recruit by 247Sports.
After postponing his announcement from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 4 to signing day on February 5, Elam will meet with his family on Sunday and could announce his choice by the end of next week.
The guess here is that if Elam was favoring Alabama he would wait until signing day to reduce the negative reaction among disappointed Kentucky fans leading up to singing day. If it's Kentucky, the sooner Elam announces the better.
But at this point, who knows what Matt Elam is thinking.