Junior WR Michael Floyd Attracts Attention

Michael Floyd, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior receiver from St Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, is already drawing comparsions to current Arizona Cardinal wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Floyd caught 10 passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns in the Raiders' 42-14 win over Wayzata Friday. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Cretin head coach Mike Scanlan and Floyd to find the latest information.

Michael Floyd has caught six touchdowns this season as he nabbed 12 catches for 307 yards. He caught two passes in their season-opening 3-0 win over Hastings, totalling 134 yards and two scores.

Floyd told GoldenSports.Net that he has already received scholarship offers from Minnesota, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Iowa and has interest from Kansas State. Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Cretin head coach Mike Scanlan said that list will likely continue to grow.

"Everybody wants Mike and for good reason," Schanlan said.

Floyd attended the Notre Dame and Iowa football camps this summer. He played for the Minnesota Magic 1-and-under team that participated in the Hoosier Shootout, Kentucky Hoopfest and Orlando Super Showcase.

Floyd led Cretin Derham Hall to a 26-3 mark in basketball last season, losing to Woodbury 84-70 in the section finals. The Raiders return most of their team, which are also standouts on the football field. Floyd averaged 10.9 points per game as a sophomore. He scored more than 20 points three times last year.

Their top scorer for the past two years is Broderick Binns, a highly-sought defensive end. Binns averaged 17.9 points per game and scored in double figures 26 of 29 games last season.

Floyd said that he did not have a favorite team growing up, but admits that he does have a slight favorite in his recruitment.

"Notre Dame is my favorite. I like the coaching staff a lot. They offered me a scholarship right after their camp and I might try to go the Notre Dame-UCLA game October 21st," he said.

Floyd said that he also plans to attend the Iowa-Ohio State Game September 30th.

Minnesota head coach Glen Mason and wide receiver coach Luke Tressel plan on attending the Raiders' game Friday versus Roseville (2-0).

"I just found out today. I talk to them a lot. They are all right," Floyd said.

Despite being a good basketball player, Floyd said that he plans on playing just football in college.

"I might just focus on the one sport."

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