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    Florida 5* Verbal Commit Matt Elam looking around

    File this one under what goes around comes around.

    5 star ATH Matt Elam committed to Florida in October, but is now starting to look around. The reason, he has heard rumors there will be coaching changes at Florida after this season.

    The irony of this kid looking around because of worries that Meyer might be leaving after this season is just too sweet considering how Meyer is using that same tactic against ND. What makes it even sweeter is that the coaches that are probably using the tactic on Meyer are most likely implying that Meyer is headed to ND.

    Elam is the #1 ATH and #5 overall player on the Rivals board, and the #1 Safety and #9 overall on the Scout board, so losing him would definitely hurt. He is very tight with Meyer because Meyer recruited his older brother to ND when Urbie was here.

    That is where the irony of this situation keeps piling on. Elam would probably follow Urbie if he left Florida for any other school except ND, because his brother ended up getting kicked out of ND after being convicted of sexual battery in one of the most notorious cases ever involving ND football players. That was just one incident among many really tragic incidents that have happened to the Elam family.

    Matt will probably end up sticking with UF, but I wish him best of luck wherever he ends up because it appears that the entire Elam family may have been born under an unfortunate star.

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    Griff Cannon
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    Maybe he should just go ahead and send ND his LOI now that way he is prepared.

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    So looking around but ND is doesnt even have a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpanishElite View Post
    So looking around but ND is doesnt even have a chance?
    No chance, bad history.

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    Tate Forcier's brother transferred out of Michigan and he still came. Elam to ND is the biggest pipedream possible though.

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    I thought Forcier's brother went to UCLA to Furman?

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    He has a few brothers, I believe Jason went from Michigan to Stanford.

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    Considering certain individuals on campus literally threw Abram under the bus when all this went down...yep...I'd say there is absolutely no chance in this happening. The kid did nothing wrong and was railroaded. Sometimes,as we all know,Notre Dame can be a little too pc. They should have stood by him a lot more than they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastianMerckx View Post
    Considering certain individuals on campus literally threw Abram under the bus when all this went down...yep...I'd say there is absolutely no chance in this happening. The kid did nothing wrong and was railroaded. Sometimes,as we all know,Notre Dame can be a little too pc. They should have stood by him a lot more than they did.
    It's a stretch to say he did nothing wrong, at least from the standpoint of the University. He admitted to consensual group sex. I'm pretty sure that the University is going to expel any student, football player or not, if they find something like that out -- especially if it becomes the focus of a very public criminal investigation. I'm not sure that the University had any choice but to expel Elam and the other players. Like it or not, what separates ND from other schools is that they take action when student engage in morally reprehensible behavior that they feel is unbecoming of an ND student (again, Elam conceded this point), whether or not it is illegal. We can argue about whether or not the University is unrealistic and too Puritanical or whatever, but they've been mostly consistent on this stuff. And, again, this was a very public thing that does not reflect well on the University. It would have been bad if it were just four ordinary students accused of this conduct, but the fact that it involved football players, one of the most high profile aspects of the University, pretty much made this a no-brainer. Group sex, even if consensual, isn't the same as having players getting busted smoking a bit of pot at a party.

    That said, I wouldn't blame him for harboring ill-will toward the school. It's a pretty sad situation on all fronts, and I include the putative victim in that.

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