ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2015 WR prospect Richaud Floyd 6’0” 170 Gulfport (MS) about his recruitment, and his interest in Missouri. Floyd has been speaking regularly with Missouri assistant Pat Washington, who has been telling Floyd that he wants him to come to Missouri for an unofficial visit.
Floyd tells ShowMeMizzou.com that he and his parents are planning to visit Missouri next month, and that he expects to receive a Missouri offer on his visit.
Floyd is a WR/CB prospect who will be playing QB for his high school team this year. Coach Washington has told Floyd that Missouri wants him as a slot receiver. Floyd is an extremely fast and talented multi-sport athlete who was a defensive specialist on Gulfport’s Class 6-A state champion basketball team this past year. This spring, Floyd gave up playing center field for the school’s baseball team to run track, where he posted a personal best time in the 100 meters of 10. 41 seconds. He’s been timed at 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a 35” standing vertical jump. Last year, he had 80 receptions for 1007 yards and 10 TDs. He also plays corner and returns kicks for Gulfport.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Washington since he came to visit me at my school in May,” said Floyd. “Since then, we’ve been in touch. He said that they want a guy with speed. And I have speed. He said that’s what they’re looking for at Missouri. He said that after my visit, if my family and I like it there, he wants me to commit there. And, I’m all for it.”
Floyd is a strong student who has already achieved a qualifying test score. He reports offers from Alcorn, Cincinnati, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Memphis, and Southern Miss. He said that in addition to Missouri, both Ole Miss and Mississippi State are close to offering, but he wants to go out of state to college.
Floyd said that he’s been told that he’ll receive a Missouri offer on his visit.
Floyd told me that if Missouri goes ahead with the expected offer, and if he and his parents like Missouri on their visit, that he will commit his pass-catching talents to the Tigers.
Floyd said that he’d like to make a decision prior to the beginning of his senior season.