Irish scout Va. Tech commit
Three-star safety Reggie Floyd committed to Virginia Tech in March but that didn’t stop Notre Dame from checking in on the 6-foot, 208 pound prospect from Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Va.
Irish assistant Scott Booker told Floyd the Irish were interested in him as a free safety and would visit his school later this month.
“He told me that he loved my film and that they wanted to let me know that they were interested in me,” Floyd said. “We talked a little bit about my commitment with Tech and what I like to play. He told me that him and another coach would like to come down in the last week of April to look at my grades and everything to see how things are.”
Floyd remains committed to the Hokies but an offer from Notre Dame could make things interesting.
“It’s a solid commitment,” he said. “I haven’t talked to any other schools since the commitment that had like grabbed my attention so right now I’m with Tech but I’m still open for other schools. (An offer from Notre Dame) would be something I would have to think about. Notre Dame is a great school; football and academics also.”
Scout.com ranks Floyd as the 29th best running back in the nation but most schools are recruiting him to play defense.
Floyd committed to the Hokies following a junior day visit last month.
Virginia Tech sophomore Greg Stroman and 2015 signee Tim Settle both played with Floyd at Stonewall Jackson and influenced the athlete’s decision.
“My decision was about how comfortable I was with the coaching staff,” he said. “Everyone showed me a lot of love when I went down for the junior day. They showed us the campus and told us about the academics. I was real comfortable there and also I have two teammates that are there so I’m not going to be alone so I have a close relationship with a couple of their players.”
Floyd rushed for more than 1,300 yards and added 635 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.