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Sunday surprise: Matt Rolin commits to Florida, drops South Carolina

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Florida's Class of 2013 just got a little deeper in the linebacker corps with another four-star commitment.

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Sunday dawned with Matt Rolin publicly committed to South Carolina. But before the end of the afternoon, the guy with the username @USC_9 on Twitter had changed his mind, if not his moniker (as of Monday, he's @Rolin_9), and committed to Florida.

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Inside the Gators' Blake Alderman confirmed the commitment after those tweets, and so here we are.

Rolin had long been committed to South Carolina, and switched his commitment after a short flirtation with the Gators that included a visit to Gainesville. It's rare for recruits to swap directly from one school to another, but it happens: Florida and Tre Bell parted ways this summer almost at the same time that Bell committed to Vanderbilt, for example.

Rolin's a consensus four-star prospect ranked No. 141 by 247Sports' Composite rankings, and has good size at 6'4", 210. He also joins a crew of linebackers — Daniel McMillian, James Hearns, and Quinton Powell were all already committed — that will rank with the nation's best at the very least by the time National Signing Day rolls around.

And Florida's class, now up to 24 recruits, is looking like a top-three bunch. At worst.