If things weren’t crazy enough with the Matt Elam saga, he’s now decommitted from two schools in just under a week’s time. After reneging on his verbal commitment to the Gators last Thursday, Elam told reporters that he was done with recruiting and would be enrolling early at FSU following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. He was even rejecting Urban Meyer’s phone calls because he was so upset with Meyer’s situation. But that all changed. Once Elam picked up one of Meyer’s calls, everything was normal again for the West Palm Beach Dwyer safety. The two reportedly had an emotional conversation Monday, and two days later Elam decided to open up his recruitment once again.
“I’m decomitting,” Elam said in a text to UGASports, an affiliate of Rivals.com, on Wednesday after being asked if he was still headed to Tallahassee.
“Florida is first for me right now, followed by Georgia and Florida State is third.”
Elam is expected to make his final decision Saturday, during the Army game. The way the Rivals story read, while everyone has pegged Florida as his eventual school of choice, apparently Georgia has made up some ground. I don’t see Georgia ending up with Elam, but he made an interesting point by saying Georgia has six safeties on its roster while Florida and Florida State have eight. Elam has always talked about how he wants to get on the field early in college. … Still, I’m going to go with my gut and say that he’ll end Saturday as a Gator.