“It was the same thing with my other offers – I was just very excited to have another offer to come in,” Floyd said. “But with it being North Carolina, my whole family was excited, because that’s where my sister is and my parents plan on moving there later on once I graduate from high school.”
Floyd, a 6-foot, 194-pounder, had already received offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, while West Virginia offered shortly after the UNC offer arrived.
According to Floyd, schools, including UNC, are recruiting him as an athlete/running back.
In June, Floyd camped at UNC where he posted a respectable 4.62-second 40-yard dash and 9-foot-4 broad jump, while dominating during one-on-one drills against the linebackers in attendance. Regardless, he left Chapel Hill without an offer.
“After the camp, I called Coach [Seth] Littrell and asked him where we stood with an offer and things like that,” Floyd said. “He said they wanted to see some junior film.”
Impressive early season junior film, however, forced the UNC staff to make the move and offer Floyd.
“After my first three games, we sent out my film and that’s when I got the call from my coach who said I had an offer from North Carolina,” Floyd said.
Seven games in, Floyd has rushed for 897 yards and a dozen touchdowns. He has already surpassed his sophomore season touchdown total (ten) and is on track to pass his rushing yardage number (1,093 yards).
With the offer now in hand, Floyd scheduled a trip to UNC a couple of weekends back. He took in the Tar Heels’ Coastal Division bout with Virginia Tech.
“The atmosphere was great,” Floyd said. “The student section was crazy. The fans were great – whenever I went to the concession stands to get a drink, they’d say, ‘We need you to be a Tar Heel.’ It was a good experience.”
Prior to kickoff, Floyd spoke briefly with Littrell and had a meeting with Larry Fedora in his office.
“The first thing we actually talked about was school,” Floyd said. “He wanted to know how everything was going with my grades.
“And then right after that, he asked me if I was going to able to come down for another game. And also, the things he’d like to do with me if I became a Tar Heel.”
Floyd plans to return to Chapel Hill this season for another football game, but is unsure when.
This Saturday, Floyd is traveling to Morgantown to see West Virginia host Baylor. He’s also scheduled to visit Wake Forest on Oct. 25 when it plays Boston College.
Besides UNC, Floyd has camped at Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. He also visited Virginia Tech for a game in September.
“The one that stands out to me is still Virginia Tech,” Floyd said. “That’s the school that’s standing out to me. I love the academics there. Every time I go there, it’s all about academics, academics, and then college football. And plus, they have a good business program.”
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