Floyd Eager for Big Announcement

SAN ANTONIO --- Sharrif Floyd believes he'll surprise people when he announces his collegiate decision Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"I do know my decision and I think a lot of people are going to be shocked by my decision," Floyd said. "I can't wait. There's a lot of weight that's going to be taken off my shoulders once I [announce]. I can talk about my school and I can sit back, relax, and finish my high school career."

Floyd, a 6-foot-2, 304-pound defensive tackle from Philadelphia (Pa.) Washington, will announce between Florida, North Carolina, Ohio State, and South Carolina.

"Really [what separated my final school] was just where I was comfortable at, where I experienced the most at, and where I think I can build from," Floyd said.

Floyd has officially visited each of his finalists, with the exception of South Carolina. He says that doesn't put the Gamecocks at a disadvantage.

"I went to see Florida way in the beginning and the same amount of time I spent there, I spent at South Carolina," Floyd said.

Knowing that his decision has been made hasn't stopped Floyd's four finalists from continuing to recruit him.

"Every one of them is still recruiting me hard," Floyd said. "They're not giving up. They're calling me every day. They want to know what's going on. They want to know how's practice. I can say the group that I'm going to choose from, they really care."

John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach, is recruiting Floyd for the Tar Heels.

"[Blake] and I have a great relationship," Floyd said. "We talk on a daily basis. When we talk, we just bust it up – we just have fun. It's not always about football."

However, when naming the coach he has the best relationship with, Floyd claims there's a tie between an assistant at Ohio State and Florida.

"Coach [Darrell] Hazell and I talk a lot and Coach [Steve] Addazio is right there next to him," Floyd said. "Out of them two I'd say I've got a real big bond."

Floyd says he has faced very little recruiting from his U.S. Army All-American teammates. However, he has already begun to recruit for his school. For obvious reasons, he wouldn't reveal who he's been recruiting.

Outside of his announcement, Floyd's focus this week has been on his schoolwork and putting on a show during the game Saturday.

"I'm working hard," Floyd said. "I'm working to be captain of the team and possibly win MVP of the game."

Floyd will start for the East squad at defensive tackle. He figures to line up at both three- and two-technique throughout the game.

"They are basically using me to stop the run and rush the passer," Floyd said.

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