Florida Flips Penn State TE Commit

Nick Elksins, a 6-6, 220 lbs TE from Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Florida has flipped his commitment.

Earlier this month, Elksnis re-opened his recruitment by de-committing from Penn State.

Elksnis then told Bucknuts (the 247 Sports Ohio State site), “I most likely will visit (Ohio State), I still talk with (Ohio State tight ends coach Kevin Wilson) a good deal. That’s always good. I really like him as a coach.”

Unfortunately for them, the visit never came. Within a week of his de-commitment from Penn State, Nick Elksnis committed to Florida.

Elksnis spoke to Blake Alderman of Florida.247Sports.com about his decision. He highlighted the closeness to home and his ties to the swamp: “It’s only an hour and fifteen minutes from my house. Playing in The Swamp. My grandma is a Gator, so I grew up that way and went to games. There is just no place like it and the education is huge. Top 10 in football and top 10 in academics, that is huge for me.”

Elksnis is a 3-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He is the country’s No. 380 overall prospect, the No. 15 tight end, and the No. 60 prospect in Florida. At the end of the day, Florida gains a solid TE who held offers from big name schools.

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