Rolin Flips to Florida
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Matt Rolin
Matt Rolin
Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 9, 2012

Matt Rolin has deep family ties at South Carolina, but Sunday he announced he flipped his commitment to Florida.

Matt Rolin's parents attended South Carolina. His grandfather palyed at South Carolina. And he had friends and family attending the school.

However, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound four-star linebacker from Briar Woods High (Ashburn, Va) decided he wanted to go elsewhere, and Sunday he announced via Twitter he de-committed from the Gamecocks and committed to Florida.

"Going back on my word is something I never imagined myself doing and it hurts me to do it, but in end I have do what's best for me," he wrote on Twitter. "That being said. I would like to let everyone know that I have decommited from The University of South Carolina.

"I would like to thank the Carolina coaches an fans for all the support and hope you understand that I prayed about this an it's best for me.

Rolin than mentioned where he would be attending school.

"I have officially committed to THE University of #Florida," he tweeted. "I will be wearing #9 as I continue to chase my dreams at #Florida."

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