Top 2008 DB Looking for Early Commitment

One of the top cornerback prospects for the class of 2008 is quickly building an impressive offer list before the start of his junior season. has all the details in this recruiting update.

CB J.T. Floyd Profile

Several schools have already offered J.L. Mann's J.T. Floyd, one of the top defensive back prospects for the class of 2008, has learned.

"Right now I have offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. I am waiting to hear back from Virginia Tech and Florida State. Hopefully I will also hear from Ohio State soon," he said.

When asked if he has any early favorites, Floyd responded, "Right now I really don't have a No. 1 leader, but my top five would be Tennessee, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State."

The rising star attended the 7-on-7 camp in Tigertown earlier this summer. "Yeah I did the 7-on-7 at Clemson. I got to talk with some of the coaches. They just started recruiting me there and now they are showing a lot of interest. My dad has talked some with coach Bowden," he said.

What is Floyd looking for in a college? "I am looking for a real good football program. I want a school with a good head coach. I want to major in engineering so I wan to make sure they have a good engineering program," he responded.

The J.L. Mann standout will be all over the field this fall.

"I am most likely going to get a look at quarterback. I will mainly play receiver, defensive back and punter," he said. "Most of the schools are talking to me about the possibility of playing both ways. It really doesn't matter to me. I will play whatever gets me on the field the quickest."

The rising junior also says he plans to make a very early commitment.

"To be honest, I want to try to pick the best school and get it over with. I don't want the recruiting to be a distraction for me and my teammates. I will probably take a couple of unofficial visits to see a few games and then I will make my commitment sometime around September," he said.

What are Floyd's goals for his junior season? "First I want to work on my speed and my strength. For team goals I want the team to go further in the playoffs. The past few years we have gone 6-5. We have been working hard in the weight room this year. Hopefully we will do better this year," replied Floyd.

Finally, Floyd, who attended the Clemson-Temple game last fall, is also a good friend of Clemson basketball commitment LaRon Denby. Top Stories