Posted: 7:33 pm Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Matt Elam says he’s a Gator, done with visits 

By Jason Lieser

Hard to say if this is solid or if it’s just the latest twist in a drawn out saga, but Dwyer’s Matt Elam spoke with Florida coach Urban Meyer this week and told him he will uphold his commitment to the Gators.

Elam (6-0, 210, No. 1 on The Big Board) recently visited Tennessee and said Monday he was still favoring West Virginia, but after a two-hour conversation with Meyer, he said he is done taking visits and considering other schools.

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“I talked to my coach a little,” Elam said, referring to Meyer. “We talked about the safety situation and our relationship.

“I committed for a reason. I’m not going to back down. It’s all Florida.”

He is now signing every text message, “#22 UF BOUND.”

Elam started looking around in part because he was concerned about being one of four safeties committed to the Gators. One thing tying him back to Florida, though, was his relationship with Meyer. Meyer coached Abram Elam, Matt’s brother, at Notre Dame.

If you want further proof that Elam is Florida-bound, I asked him if Lane Kiffin was going to be mad at him and he responded: “Oh well, I’ll just beat him.”

So, there you go. It’s final. For now. Maybe.

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