Elam Grades the Gators

Matt Elam is one of the top players in the nation and a very big addition to the 2010 recruiting class for the Florida Gators. A 6-1, 207-pound safety/linebacker from William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens (FL), Elam used a number of factors to make his decision. See where Elam ranked the Gators in the factors that were most important to him and his family.

Academics: 10

Does Florida offer your major: 10

Playing time: 8

Ability to compete for conference titles: 10

Ability to compete for national titles: 10

Offensive style you can flourish in: 10

Defensive style you can flourish in: 10

Comfort level with head coach: 10

Comfort level with position coach: 10

Mom's Thoughts: "Mom wonders if I'm comfortable were I'm at and if Florida the place I want to be for four years. Mom loves Urban Meyer and they have a great relationship."

Comfort level with current players on the team: 10

Comfort level/chemistry with in-coming freshmen class: 10

Matt Elam and Gerald Christian are two of the most physically gifted athletic players in the state of Florida. The two have a great relationship with each other and more importantly are starting to bond with some of the other players in this year's class.

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