Early Offer: Notre Dame’s lucky charm? 

November, 22, 2013
The Early Offer is a RecruitingNation regular feature that gives you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Friday's offerings: Social media is an effective recruiting tool, but when a recruit receives more than 260 letters in one day from a school that can make a lasting impression; an SEC power joins the offer list for one of the nation's top junior QBs; and defensive tackle is always a priority position, and Craig Haubert gives you a look at some of the best of the best in the 2014 class.

Irish go postal with Elam
Matt Elam (Elizabethtown, Ky./John Hardin) promised his Twitter followers he would have something special for them on Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint. Elam, the nation’s No. 24 defensive tackle and the No. 292 player in the ESPN 300, eventually tweeted a picture of 262 letters he received in one single mailing from Notre Dame. The Irish staff dubbed the shipment a “pot of gold” intended to make an unforgettable impression on Elam, and it certainly worked. The pictures went viral instantly, but most importantly it impressed Elam. “It shows you how much they care and want me,” Elam said. It will be interesting to see what Kentucky, another one of his main suitors, does to compete with the mailing. The Wildcats have notoriously letter bombed prospects ever since Mark Stoops arrived in Lexington.