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Elite 2019 ATH De'Gabriel Floyd Talks USC Commitment

USC landed a commitment from one of the top players in the 2019 class as two-way standout De'Gabriel Floyd announced he'll be playing for the Trojans earlier today.

http://www.scout.com/player/207575-de-gabriel-floyd

De'Gabriel Floyd, who played his sophomore season at Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins, tweeted out his commitment to the USC Trojans moments ago:

https://twitter.com/GFloyd_6/status/848943199246733312

We talked with Floyd Sunday night who broke down why he decided to commit to USC and why so early in the process.

"It just felt right," Floyd said. "USC is the school I've always wanted to go to. I talked to my mom and my sister about it and this is something I've been thinking about doing for the last two weeks. We talked about what's in store for me in the future and I'm just really comfortable there with the coaches and like I said, it just felt right.

"I really believe the coaches are going to take care of me and help me develop in to the person and football player I want to be. Tee Martin was my main recruiter but I talk with Gavin Morris a lot when I go up to visit as well. I like the whole staff a lot and I'm just excited to be a Trojan and have this decision already out of the way."

Floyd said USC has always been his school since he was a kid.

"I went to a lot of games with my dad growing up and just loved their style of play," Floyd said. "Since I was little, that was my school and I always wanted to have that swagger and confidence those teams played with and now I'll have that chance. 

"I know it's early for me but I wanted to get it done now so I could just focus on other things and not have to worry about recruiting. I'm actually super relieved and excited at the same time. As for my position, mostly likely I'll be at linebacker but I'm open to playing anywhere they want me, I'll try anything."

Although just a sophomore, Floyd has a college body right now. He's already a rock solid 6-2, 210 pounds who can run. He tested very well at the recent Nike Opening Camp in L.A, clocking a 4.78-40, jumped 34" in the vertical and threw the power ball 40'.

He'll play some running back the next two years as well but we love his upside on the defensive side of the ball. He's a physical kid with a very high ceiling as he continues to grow and fill out. He's a player you can envision playing in college at around 6-3, 245 pounds with the athleticism to play inside or outside 'backer. He's easily among the top prospects in the 2019 West Coast class. 


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