Well, it’s finally happened. A star commit has Florida fans wondering. West Palm Beach Dwyer athlete Matt Elam has decided to take all his official visits this fall. Arguably the nation’s top athlete, Elam has already visited West Virginia and will now spend his weekend at … Tennessee! Looks like LaneKiffin got what he wanted out of his 23-13 loss to Florida. Kiffin reportedly spent the next few days contacting as many Florida recruits as possible and now Elam’s headed to Knoxville.
I asked Elam if it was true that his visit was official and he messaged me back, “Yep, it’s true.” Not much more was said, but I get the sense that he’s taking his five visits to have a bit of fun this fall. He committed almost a year ago and has a fantastic relationship with Urban Meyer. Meyer is actually personally recruiting him. But here’s where things get a little confusing to me. Elam is planing to visit South Florida, Florida State and Miami.Ummmmm, if you’re going to have fun with your visits, shouldn’t you maybe travel a little ways from home?
Knoxville’s a decent distance, but it’s still in the state of Tennessee. All the other schools are just around the corner for Elam — and don’t pose any serious threat to the Gators I might add. If I were him, I’d take my “fun” visits out to a couple California schools. Maybe see the prestigious traditions at Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State. Of course, I’d have to check out the city of Austin while visiting Texas.
Must be fun to have trips paid for you.
Port St. Lucie linebacker Jeff Luc is also expected in Knoxville this weekend, which begs the question: Is this a strategic visit for Elam?