But what if he's that size two years before?
"I was in shock," he said with a laugh. "But it was amazing getting an offer from Coach Saban and Alabama.
"He said he likes my footwork and the way I can bend and move for the size of me."
Elbert, who said the Tide likes him as a class of 2015 tackle prospect, also has early offers from Texas Tech and Texas.
The SEC extension was long a goal of his.
"It means a lot to me," he admitted. "It was my goal to get at least one SEC offer and it means a whole lot more that I got it from Alabama.
"They are the three-time national champions and they are the number one football school in college as of now."
Though in shock with an exciting offer that means plenty, Elbert is in the infancy of the recruiting process and is nowhere near a commitment.
"Right now it doesn't affect my list because as of now I don't have a list," he added. "That's my plan. I got two years of high school ball left. I just want to enjoy my last years of high school football."
The potentially elite rising junior has no favorites heading into the bulk of the process.
"I did when I was little, but now I don't," said Elbert. "I'm not picky with a particular offense either. I just enjoy watching college football."
Scout expects the Rockwall (Tex.) Heath standout to be among the top offensive lineman in the Lone Star State for the 2015 class.