GAINESVILLE -- Ready for the latest example of college football recruiting at its finest (sarcasm, people).
According to Rivals.com, a rival coach of the Gators recently told UF commit Matt Elam (6-0, 205 pounds, linebacker, West Palm Beach Dwyer) that UF coach Urban Meyer is leaving Florida after the 2009 season.
Elam, who committed to UF way back in the October of 2008, is now planning to take visits to other schools. His top suitors (other than the Gators): Alabama, West Virginia, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
"I'm committed [to Florida], Elam recently told Rivals.com. "I'm just looking around to see something different in case something goes down and I can't go to Florida anymore."
Say it ain't so, Matt.
Well, Matt did just that to Florida's coaching staff. He is now denying that he ever told Rivals anything.
So, who do you think dropped the bombshell? Could it be Alabama coach Nick Saban? What about Mark Richt? And don't forget sneaky ol' Doc Holliday at West Virginia. He's a former Florida assistant.
Elam is rated a five-star recruit by Rivals and the No.5 overall prospect in the nation for 2010.