South Carolina Safety Talks Terps

Though the Maryland coaching staff isn't likely to give out many more scholarships the rest of the way, there are a handful of players the Terps' would love to have join their already impressive recruiting class, One such player is safety J.T. Floyd of Greenville, S.C. We caught up with Floyd Tuesday night for an update on his recruitment and his thoughts about Maryland.


"I'm definitely looking at Maryland, I just haven't had a chance to get with coach Seamonson and set up my official visit, but it will be coming soon," said Floyd, a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder who was once committed to Tennessee.

Floyd said he'll definitely take visits to Maryland, Tennessee, Michigan and N.C. State, with a possible fifth trip to South Carolina. We asked him what the pecking order is at this point.

"I'd say Tennessee is slightly ahead, but everyone's pretty close. It's kind of like 1 and 1A," he said.

On offense, Floyd has already recorded 800-plus receiving yards along with nine touchdowns. He hasn't seen much action defensively, though.

"I don't have the picks because people aren't really throwing at me. I'd say in nine games I've probably been thrown at nine times," he said. "It's OK, because I get them back on special teams, returning punts and kicks."

Floyd talks to the staff at Maryland frequently and said he sees a program headed in the right direction.

"It'll be interesting to see how they match up with Clemson this weekend," he said.

So what is the staff's angle with Floyd?

"Just the playing time. They don't have a lot of depth at defensive back right now. And just the family atmosphere there and the education I would receive at the University of Maryland," he said.

Floyd had originally wanted to make a decision by Christman, but said that seems unlikely now, as he doesn't want to rush himself and make the wrong choice. One of his most important criteria is his relationship with his position coach, which at Maryland would be Kevin Lempa.

"I've gotten to talk to him a few times. He's a real good guy and I think he really knows what he's talking about," Floyd said.

Floyd will have his visits set up within the next few weeks. As always, Scout.com and TurtleSportsReport.com will keep you updated…

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