Richaud Floyd Talks Missouri Commitment

Floyd confirmed his commitment to just moments after he spoke with Missouri assistant coach Pat Washington.

The Missouri Tigers have received a verbal commitment from 2015 slot receiver prospect Richaud Floyd 6’0” 170 Gulfport (MS).

Floyd confirmed his commitment to just moments after he spoke with Missouri assistant coach Pat Washington.

“Coach Washington called me a few minutes ago,” explained Floyd. “He said, “Are you ready to be a Missouri Tiger?”. And I said , I’m definitely ready. I want to play in the SEC.” And, he said, “Here’s your chance.” Then, he had me talk to Coach (Brian) Jones and Coach (Andy) Hill. And they congratulated me on my commitment.”

Floyd said that he thought the trio of Missouri offensive coaches were in attendance at the St. Louis Rams practice.

“Coach Washington said that he really wanted me to commit to Missouri,” explained Floyd. “He said that I’ll be a great addition to their class. He said that he’s ready to get me up there and start coaching me.”

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.

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, in addition to Missouri.

Floyd said that his recruitment is over.

“It’s a done deal,” emphasized Floyd. “The other colleges have missed out on me. They had their chance.”

He said that he and his family will come for an official visit for the Indiana game.

Floyd credited his relationship with Coach Washington for his decision to become a Missouri Tiger.

“It was all Coach Washington,” said Floyd. “He made me feel like I really belonged at Missouri, that it’s really the place for me. I’m ready to get up there and play for him.”

Floyd identified some of his goals for when he gets to Missouri.

“I want to win an SEC Championship,” said Floyd. “And, a National Championship.”

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