With ISU's standing in the Big 12, its newish football facilities and a players' coach in Paul Rhoads, the Cyclones quickly entered the thick of the race for Floyd, who took an official visit to Ames over the weekend.
Floyd's interest in Iowa State goes deeper than that, though. He loves that the University offers a Music Technology minor with the Department of Music full of courses to satisfy Floyd's interest in the field.
"Playing time is important, but so is my education," Floyd said. "I don't just want to go to a school and explore doing something I don't enjoy. You only get one opportunity in college."
It's no surprise Floyd lists Iowa State as his No. 1 school — it's the only place he's officially visited.
"The visit was great, the only downside was the record-breaking cold," Floyd said. "I was OK. I think I can get used to it. The facilities were great, the best I've [seen]."
Floyd will visit Utah in January. A May graduate, he'll sign in February.
Floyd in eight games this season recorded five interceptions. As a freshman, he notched 85 tackles, seven interceptions and broke up 13 passes.The 6-foot, 185-pounder projects as a free safety.