Florida State "Semi-"Noles: The Recruits That Got Away

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TAMPA—Remember this guy? You loved him. Then you hated him. Then you held your breath.

You weren't alone.

A name most FSU boosters, Alum, and fans alike will not soon forget. In true Gator flip-flop fashion, Matt Elam—the highly touted all-purpose athlete out of Palm Beach Gardens' Dwyer High managed to captivate the essence of College Football recruiting season's biggest drama-fest: the de-commit.

What's remarkably interesting about the unique case of Elam was not that he de-committed from in-state, arch-rival Florida, but the successive love parade with the Seminoles that ended just as quickly as it began.

Even after taking time out to pose for cameras, Elam showed the nation just how easily a player can be in, and out again, without even batting an eyelash.

Let's take a look at some of the other talented players who teased us, graced FSU's campus, yet somehow landed just short of faxing in their John Hancock to Tallahassee on Feb. 3rd.

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