High School Buzz 

Matt Elam rebuts rumors he’s switching back to Florida

  • 6:34 pm Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

No matter what he says, the speculation over Matt Elam’s collegiate future will continue until he actually enrolls at either Florida State or Florida. But, for his part, Elam gave a firm, one-word answer when asked today if there is any chance he will de-commit from Florida State and end up with the Gators:

Matt Elam back on speaking terms with Urban Meyer, but says he’s sticking with FSU

  • 12:24 am Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Dwyer safety Matt Elam, the area’s No. 1 recruit, refused to take calls from University of Florida coach Urban Meyer last week, but the two spoke on the phone earlier today and reconciled some hurt feelings.

Florida State commits Matt Elam, Greg Dent named MaxPreps All-Americans

  • 11:54 am Monday, January 4th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Dwyer LB/RB Matt Elam and Glades Central CB/WR Greg Dent, arguably the area’s two most dominant players this past season, were selected as All-Americans by MaxPreps.com.

Matt Elam, the area’s No. 1 recruit, headed to Florida State

  • 1:31 pm Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by Jason Lieser

–Updated, 12/31, 8:23 p.m.–
The most telling indicator of Dwyer linebacker Matt Elam’s true feelings came when he saw University of Florida coach Urban Meyer’s number pop up on his cell phone this week.

Elam let it kick to voicemail. Twice.

Dwyer CB/WR Robert Clark sounds like he will enroll early at Florida

  • 12:08 pm Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Now that Robert Clark has had a few days to reevaluate his situation, he seems inclined to forego the spring semester at Dwyer and enroll at the University of Florida next month.

Now that Florida is bringing in Urban Meyer to replace Urban Meyer, where do Dwyer recruits stand?

  • 6:00 pm Sunday, December 27th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Florida coach Urban Meyer set off a recruiting frenzy with his resignation last night, but seems to have done some damage control by saying today he will take a leave of absence and plans on coaching the Gators in 2010.

After a wild weekend, here is where UF stands with its trio of Dwyer commits:

After Gainesville visit, Matt Elam says he’s a Gator

  • 7:13 pm Monday, December 14th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Matt Elam’s loved you all along, Florida.

Sure he’s been seeing some other people on the side, like Lane and Bill and Jimbo and Mark, but really, Florida, he loves you most of all.

Lane Kiffin, Jimbo Fisher at Dwyer to pry Matt Elam from Florida

  • 9:12 am Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

One of the things I found interesting at last night’s Lou Groza banquet was the number of Florida Gators fans trying to get a minute with Matt Elam. Throughout the evening, they came to him for photos and told him they can’t wait to see him in orange and blue.

But what if he chooses different colors?

Lou Groza awards: Matt Elam, Jack Daniels repeat; Cody Parkey is top kicker

  • 7:41 pm Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by Jason Lieser

Dwyer senior Matt Elam, a star on both sides of the ball, won this year’s Lou Groza award for Outstanding High School Football Player. Elam won the honor as a junior, too, and is first player to capture it twice.