Dec 2, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops spoke to reporters after being introduced as the new football coach at the University of Kentucky in the Nutter Field House. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Football Recruiting: Updates on Matt Elam, Mike Edwards and Darius West

Mark Stoops could have an exciting summer coming up as a couple of recruits may be nearing their decisions.

First up, three star defensive tackle Matt Elam. Elam is an Elizabethtown, Kentucky native and has been hotly pursued by Kentucky, Alabama and Louisville. He recently stated that it is a tight race between the three:

I will say of the offers I have right now, it’s a three-horse race between Alabama, Kentucky and Louisville,” Elam stated. “Kentucky and Louisville are so close to home, [they're] great atmospheres, I love the coaching staffs at both schools. And then Alabama — national championships, that’s just a great opportunity to have.”
Elam doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to make his college decision, but he’s definitely enjoying the process. Coach Lewis said the two of them recently “skyped” with Coach Saban for almost an hour — just to get to know each other a little better.

It is important to point out that Elam and Kentucky commit Drew Barker tweet back and forth all the time about playing together at Kentucky. Both are home grown class of 2014 stand out players.

While Elam may not be in any hurry to announce his college choice anytime soon, Cincinnati area recruits Mike Edwards and Darius West may be. Edwards was on campus earlier this week and the visit went well by all indications.

Edwards holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Nebraska, Wet Virginia and Vanderbilt. The three star safety may be close to making a decision, May 31st is the rumored date, and 247Sports.com and their experts are predicting Kentucky with 100% agreement.

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Edwards close friend Darius West is also looking at Kentucky along with Louisville, Michigan State, and Wisconsin, among others. West is a four star safety and 247Sports.com have their experts predicting 94% Kentucky and only 8% Louisville:

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