Floyd Still Feeling the Blue

With speculation and rumors running rampant about Michigan's standing in the recruitment of Philadelphia (PA) George Washington high DT, Sharrif Floyd, GoBlueWolverine got on the phone with five star-prospect to get the latest on exactly where things stand. 

Sharrif Floyd has been extremely visible this summer competing in various camps and combines despite having little to prove.  The plan is to close out that summer strong before getting ready for the start of two days at George Washington in August.

"I'm going up to Penn State this weekend, then next weekend I'll be going down to Florida from the 22-26," Floyd reported.  "I'll be checking out Florida, Florida State, Miami, and FIU.  Then it's back to Florida from the 29-31 for the Top Gun Camp."

The upcoming visit to Penn State will be his third unofficial trip to Happy Valley.  At the moment his familiarity with Nittany Lions has them at the forefront of his recruitment.

"I definitely like Penn State," said Floyd.  "They have everything I'm looking for, from the coaches to the game day atmosphere.  It's one of the few schools I feel comfortable at."

Rutgers and Boston College also made the exclusive list.  Any school with hopes of securing Floyd's services will need to secure themselves a spot on his leader board by the fall.

"I'm not going to take all five of my visits," Floyd stated.  "I'll visit a few schools I really like, and play it out from there."

One school that has consistently found itself on Floyd's list is Michigan.  Lately there have been some questions about the Wolverines status with him because cancelled trip to Ann Arbor and a report that left the Wolverines off his list.

"Michigan's in it," Floyd said emphatically.  "I called the coaches the other day and they let me know they really want me. I'm one of their top recruits.  They feel I can make an impact right away."

The Wolverines presence in Floyd's recruitment has always been aided by Le'Ron Stokes, the father of incoming freshman receiver Je'Ron Stokes.  There is plenty of love for Mr. Stokes, but Floyd wants everyone to know that he has to make a decision that's best for him.

"I love Mr. Stokes," Floyd stated.  "I'll always respect him and his family.  We're in contact.  Malik (Stokes) just stayed over my house a couple days ago.  But I'm going to make my own decision.  If I went to Michigan, I don't want people thinking I only went there because Mr. Stokes told me to.  I'll make my own decision."

Michigan's best chance to influence Floyd's decision will come when he finally makes his way to campus.  That is something that could still take place before he visits Ann Arbor officially in the fall.

"After I take my trips to Florida there will be a two week window for me to take more visits before camp starts," he said.  "We'll see."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Floyd in the weeks and months to come.

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