Michael Floyd Adds Another Big Ten Offer

Michael Floyd, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior receiver from St Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, saw his season end Friday night when the Raiders fell to Lakeville South 22-21 in the Section 5, Class 5A finals. Cretin finished the season 10-1. Floyd, who should a unanimous All-State sleection, has received another Big Ten offer, according to head coach Mike Scanlan.

Michael Floyd had a 28-yard touchdown catch and also hauled in a 52-yard pass earlier in the game as he caught eight passes for 130 yards. Floyd finished the game with 63 passes for 1,240 yards (19.7 per reception) and 16 receiving touchdowns this season. Floyd had 12 carries for 246 yards (20.5 yards) and three more scores.

Floyd caught 10 passes for a school record 228 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 28-7 win over White Bear Lake. He caught two passes in their season-opening 3-0 win over Hastings, totalling 134 yards and two scores. Floyd caught 10 passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns in the Raiders' 42-14 win over Wayzata in the second game.

Floyd had six catches for 107 yards and two receiving touchdowns and one rushing score in their 42-0 win over Mounds View in Week 5 and nine catches for 202 yards veruss Woodbury in the regular season finale.

Floyd has scholarship offers from Minnesota, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa and most recently Ohio State, according to Scanlan. Floyd is also hearing from Oklahoma and Tennessee.

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

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

"Ohio State will make a swing by after season or before their bowl game. Assistant coach Jim Tressel is responsible for recruiting our school, and is very familiar with this area (Tressel previously coached at Hamline). They had looked at Matt Carufel (who signed with Notre Dame)."



Floyd played extensive minutes at corner back against Lakeville South. Scanlan said the move was made to slow the potent Lakeville South passing attack.

"He played at DB against Mounds View a little bit. He is our best coverage guy. If we play him there next season, depends if we have better cornerbacks. We lose a little bit on both ends, if he has to play both sides of the field full-time.

Floyd, who is already drawing comparsions to current Arizona Cardinal wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. He attended the Notre Dame and Iowa football camps this past summer.

Floyd is also a basketball standout who 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 who committed to Iowa over Minnesota earlier this week. Binns averaged 17.9 points per game and scored in double figures 26 of 29 games last season.

Floyd previously 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."

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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