Days after switching his allegiance from Florida to Florida State, it appears Matt Elam is yet again rethinking his commitment.
The West Palm Beach Dwyer safety took Gator fans and coaches on a wild ride that figured to have ended last week when he decommitted from the Gators and decided to take his game to Tallahassee. Rivals.com first broke the story Tuesday while at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices that Elam had a long and emotional conversation with Florida coach Urban Meyer on Monday night. Elam had actually cut all communication with Meyer but is now having a change of heart.
The five-star prospect was all set to enroll early at FSU and even said Florida had no chance of getting back into the race. But this is Matt Elam we’re talking about. The journey is never over.
“I talked to Urban last night,” Elam told Rivals. “We were talking about our relationship basically and he told me to have trust, to have trust in him and he asked me a word that really touched me. He said, ‘Do you know what faith means?’ and he told me the definition. It really touched me a lot. It really touched me so my decision might change.”
It’s the relationship with Meyer that had kept Elam committed to Florida for so long, despite being upset at the high number of defensive backs the Gators were recruiting and bringing into this class. It’s also the reason why Florida has got a great chance of landing Elam — again.
“I’ve known him for a while,” Elam said. “It’s been tough to leave him so I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that.”
Elam told Rivals he is planning to make a final decision during Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. This could very well be the end of the Matt Elam saga as we know it …