UofL strikes again in Fla. with 3-star CB

Louisville struck again in Florida Wednesday morning. Three-star Port St. Joe, Fla safety Calvin Pryor committed to Louisville Tuesday night, and it didn't take Charlie Strong long to strike again in the Sunshine state. Wednesday morning, the Cardinals landed another three-star defensive back from Florida. InsideTheVille.com has the breaking scoop...

Terell Floyd, a three-star cornerback from Fort Pierce (FL) Port St. Lucie HS, has committed to Louisville, InsideTheVille.com confirmed Wednesday morning.

Floyd, 5'11, 185, is rated the No. 68 cornerback prospect in the nation. He chose Louisville over South Carolina, Rutgers, Purdue, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kentucky, UCF and Marshall.

Port St. Lucie's Terell Floyd is Louisville's fourth 3-star cornerback commitment in the 2011 recruiting class.
As a junior, Floyd made 65 tackles, four interceptions and recovered two fumbles. He is regarded as one of the Top 100 prospects in Florida this year.

"[Floyd] is a physical cornerback with terrific athleticism," said Geoff Vogt of SunStateFootball.com. "Floyd can play the edge vs. the run and still man up in coverage down the field. At 5'10, he has good size and should fill out to the 190 range down the road."

Due to a bye-week, Charlie Strong's coaching staff is blanketing Florida this week on the recruiting trail. Louisville assistant Clintt Hurtt was expected to check in with Floyd.

Floyd is the 19th prospect to give Louisville a commitment in the Class of 2011. He also is the fourth cornerback in Louisville's recruiting class, joining three-star prospects Jacquese Kirk, Eric Robinson-Berry and Chris Dukes.

Floyd Breakdown

Mike Bakas, Scout.com Florida Recruiting Analyst: "Floyd made a lot of plays at corner last season and a lot of those were in the running game, which leads many to believe he'll switch over to strong safety in college. He doesn't have great ball skills yet but has ideal size, strength, and the ability to make plays in the running game. He's very athletic, too, and has a lot of Div. 1 tools."

Mike Hughes, Editor and Publisher, InsideTheVille.com: "Charlie Strong needed to address talent-issues in the secondary and has done so with this recruiting class. In addition to three-star safety Calvin Pryor, Louisville also has commitments from four 3-star corners, including Terell Floyd. Speaking of Floyd, he's a physical, hard-hitting DB and is a great tackler on film. Another huge recruiting score for Strong's staff in Florida, with credit going to Clint Hurtt on this one."

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for more on Floyd's commitment to UofL.

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