Hampton High’s Elijah Conliffe commits to the University of Florida

Hampton Crabber Elijah Conliffe during his commitment celebration.

Hampton Crabber Elijah Conliffe during his commitment celebration.

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton High defensive tackle Elijah Conliffe is headed to The Swamp!

Conliffe had 28 scholarship offers, including offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and USC among others. According to 247Sports, Conliffe is ranked the 12th best prospect in the state of Virginia for 2017.

After an official visit to Gainesville in late January, Conliffe knew his heart belonged in Gator country. "Sunday morning, I started to get that feel that I might just go here," Conliffe said. "My mom was telling me to commit on the trip but I said let's give it some time."

Conliffe will report to Florida in June, and you might be seeing him on Saturday's sooner than later. "Coach said they're not recruiting me to redshirt, they're recruiting me to play (right away)," Conliffe said.