Community Conscious
Michael Floyd
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Mar 14, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


Minnesota wide receiver Michael Floyd says that he never followed a specific school growing up, but that he always watched the Big Ten in general. "I used to watch them all," Floyd said. "Michigan and Ohio State are always the top two schools in the Big 10 and they always seem to have a great offense. I like how they both throw the ball a lot..."

Michael Floyd, from Cretin Derham High School in St. Paul, Minn., said he already has approximately 18 scholarship offers. The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder's first offer came last summer from local favorite Minnesota. He says he also has offers from Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan, Kansas State, Nebraska, UCLA, Notre Dame, Miami, Kentucky, Florida and Mississippi.

Although the wide receiver denies a leader, Floyd, who credits himself with 4.55 forty speed, admits favoring Notre Dame, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio State and Florida. "I'm not gonna commit early," Floyd said. "I want to take my time and check everyone out. I really want to get a feel for the school and the area. I want to see what the community is like. I don't want to rush into anything. Right now, I don't even really have a top five."

He already attended junior day at Wisconsin and Notre Dame. "My mom went with me to the Notre Dame Junior Day and she really liked it," Floyd said. "She loved the academics and tradition.

"I've been to Notre Dame a few times already and I like the campus a lot," he said. "The coaches are also great. I love head coach Charlie Weis and wide receiver coach Rob Ianello. I have a great relationship with both of them and relate well with them. I like how coach Weis is very offense-minded.

"The day of the Notre Dame's Junior Day was also Pro Day, so we got to see all the guys working out and stuff," Floyd said. "I got to talk with Ryan Harris (Irish offensive tackle) and Marcus Freeman (Irish tight end). It was cool because they are both from my high school and now they're going into the NFL. They told me to keep my head up and not let recruiting stress me out."

Despite the fact that Minnesota is only 15 minutes from Floyd's house, he says that distance will not be a factor. "They have cool people there," he said. "The coaches are very motivated and they really want to succeed. They are very enthusiastic and I think they are an up-and-coming team."

Floyd says that he never followed a specific school growing up, but that he always watched the Big Ten in general. "I used to watch them all," Floyd said. "Michigan and Ohio State are always the top two schools in the Big 10 and they always seem to have a great offense. I like how they both throw the ball a lot.

"I know a lot of people that say the SEC is the best conference. I want to play against the best in college. I might want to go to a camp at Florida this summer."

He finished his junior season with 65 receptions for 1245 yards and 16 touchdowns. Floyd also rushed 12 times for 245 yards and three touchdowns.

"I'm real physical and explosive off the ball," Floyd said. "I'm bigger than most corners and block well too. I'm really quick and get off the ball. I can break-away fast too, but want to improve my route running. I think I could have better footwork and more moves. Also, I want to improve my running form and make quicker cuts."

Floyd benches 250 and has a 38-inch vertical jump.

He reports a 3.2 core GPA and will take the SAT for the first time in June.



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