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Gators get commitment from top-rated junior safety



Palm Beach Gardens safety Matt Elam, a junior at William T. Dwyer High School, orally committed to the Gators today.

"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,'' Elam told "I feel the love that Coach (Urban) 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 can't wait to play for him."

Elam is 6-foot-1, 205 pounds with 4.45 speed. In his freshman and sophomore seasons, he had a combined eight interceptions and more than 100 tackles.

He told he'll be in attendance at this weekend's Florida-LSU game.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:37pm]


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