Gators Add One More

Since head coach Urban Meyer arrived in Gainesville the Florida Gators have year in and year out put together the top recruiting classes in America. Florida has picked up another commitment for the Class of 2010.

While Florida is in the middle of putting together another stellar class for 2009 Coach Meyer and the rest of the staff are off to a tremendous start for the class of 2010 with the early commitments of quarterback Trey Burton and offensive linemen Ian Silberman

The Class of 2010 got even better today when super safety prospect Matt Elam from Palm Beach Gardens (FL) William T. Dwyer High School decided now was the time to make his intentions known.

"I talked to Coach Meyer this morning and we talked about my scholarship offer and the great family atmosphere that Florida has and how great this class will be. I feel the love that Coach Meyer has for me and for my brother when he coached him at Notre Dame and then I told him that I wanted to be a Gator and I cant wait to play for him."

Elam is 6'1 and 205-pounds with 4.45 speed and talked about how excited Coach Meyer was of his decision. "He was very excited and can't wait for me to get on campus and start coaching me up. We have had a great relationship for a long time now and I am excited about taking it to another level."

"I felt all the love and when I went to visit Florida," Elam Said. "I loved the environment and atmosphere of the Swamp and I know that he is putting together the best class in the country for 2010 and I wanted to be a part of it."

When I tell you this is breaking news that's an understatement. "I haven't even talked to my mom yet. I am going to call her on my lunch break today, but she loves Coach Meyer ever since he coached my older brother and she always wanted me to be a Gator. My family wanted me to make the right decision and I know that this is the right decision and I am glad to have it out of the way and am looking forward to doing great things at the University of Florida."

When Matt Elam's 3-1 Dwyer team takes the field Friday night vs. Olympic Heights he will do so for the first time as a Florida Gator. Elam isn't the only Dwyer player that is looking the Gators way. Linebacker/Tight End prospect Gerald Christian also spoke with Coach Meyer today. "Florida is looking at me as a tight end and I love them a lot right now."

Both Matt and Gerald will be on hand this Saturday night in the Swamp as the Gators take on LSU. Florida, Miami, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Ohio State and Georgia are just a few of the teams that were trying to land Elam. Over his 9th and 10th grade seasons Elam totaled eight interceptions and over 100 tackles.

To be successful in the recruiting world you must land the top players within your own state and that's exactly what Coach Meyer and his staff are doing with arguably the top quarterback, safety and offensive linemen for next years class.


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