Floyd Is Touring The Midwest

Notre Dame has been loading up on the defensive side of the ball lately, but the Irish still have needs on offense. Michael Floyd from Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, Minn.) is one of Notre Dame's highest priorities and he'll be in South Bend at the end of the month.

Every Notre Dame fan that follows recruiting knows about Michael Floyd (6-foot3, 200 pounds). He's a playmaker at wide receiver and the Irish would love to add him to the 2008 recruiting class. Floyd has made several trips to Notre Dame and he has plans to return to South Bend this month.

"I'm going to make a trip to Notre Dame in a couple weeks," Floyd responded when asked about his summer travel plans. "I'm going to stop at Notre Dame first, and then I'm going to go to Ohio State and Michigan. I want to take my mom with me to see those schools. I'm going to look at their campuses and then I'm going to go back to Notre Dame after I tour the other schools.

"I'll probably end up being at Notre Dame for two or three days. I don't know if I'm going to [Notre Dame's] camp, I might just hang out. There are going to be other guys from my school that are doing the camp. The coaches said if I go I can just hang out and meet some people.

"When I go down to Notre Dame I'm going to check into classes. I know they're real big into academics. I know good things can happen to you if you have a Notre Dame degree. You can do just about anything that you want when you graduate.

"I also might go to ‘Friday Night Lights' at Florida July 20," Floyd added.

Floyd has all of the scholarship offers that he needs at this time, and he's starting to focus and a handful of schools.

"I've narrowed things down to seven schools from 20 right now," Floyd explained. "I've got Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, and Florida. All the schools are pretty much even right now. I just want to look at some schools and see if they have what I'm looking for. Pretty soon I'll get to the point where I'll narrow things down even more. I'm not sure when I'll make my decision, it could be early or it could be the last day."

Notre Dame has been recruiting Floyd very hard and they're hoping their efforts pay off.

"I probably text with coach Ianello about every day," Floyd replied when asked about his contact with the Irish staff. "I probably talk to the Notre Dame coaches more than any other coaches."

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