Floyd Becomes Option at DB

The speedy 6-0, 175-pound receiver, Clint Floyd, came to UCLA's One-Day Camp, worked as a defensive back and was very impressive. The Los Angeles Crenshaw product talked about UCLA's recruitment of him, the influence of the UCLA-Crenshaw connection, and more...

By now, it's no secret that UCLA has recruited Crenshaw High in Los Angeles as well as any school in the last few years.

The Bruins may not yet be done recruiting current Cougars, with athlete Clint Floyd (5-11.5, 174) getting a long look from the UCLA staff.

"I went to their camp and worked with the defensive backs because Coach (DeWayne) Walker said that they like me as a corner," said Floyd. "I thought I did really good there. There are a lot of good defensive back already going there, and I'm still learning to play corner, because I've only played safety, but Coach Walker said he likes my versatility."

Floyd said that UCLA is the only school recruiting him strictly as a defensive back, with Oregon, Arizona State and Washington all looking at him as an athlete. "I've been mainly a receiver. I played safety to help our team out, so I'd really like to play receiver in college, but I'm definitely open to playing defense to help my team," said Floyd. "All the other schools besides UCLA said they like me on both sides and to return kicks."

Floyd said that the Bruins are one of his two leaders, the other being the Sun Devils. "I'd say that UCLA and Arizona State are my top two schools right now," said Floyd. "If UCLA offered, I don't know if I'd commit on the spot, but I'd think really hard about it. If Arizona State offered me, same thing. Coach (Eric) Yarber is recruiting me for ASU."

UCLA's receivers coach Eric Scott is joining Walker in their recruitment of Floyd, and he said he's very comfortable with the UCLA coaches, especially Scott, who coached him as a sophomore at Crenshaw. Floyd also said he that UCLA-committed Cougars like Brian Price, Raymond Carter (incoming UCLA freshman this fall) and 2008 receiver Kemonte Bateman are having an influence. He said, "BP (and Raymond and Kemonte, they're all telling me I need to commit to UCLA if they offer me. Coach Scott, he's always been real cool with me and he said just stay patient."

Floyd said that each of the schools hinted that an offer could be coming if his June SAT scores were up to par. "Arizona State and UCLA said they both could offer before the season, they're just waiting for my SAT score to come in," said Floyd. "I have a 2.9 GPA and so I should be good with a good SAT score."

Floyd had one of the fastest 40 times for a receiver at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine -- a 4.47 -- and said he was happy with how he did there. Next weekend, he'll be at the B2G Camp in Thousand Oaks, one of the premier spring events on the west coast, which Scout.com will cover.

With Bateman the primary receiver for the Cougars a year ago, Floyd still had eight touchdown receptions and over 600 yards receiving. This fall, he'll play a little bit of everywhere. "I'll play some running back, receiver, quarterback, safety, corner, everywhere," said Floyd. "We lost some lineman like BP (Brian Price) and Terrell (Turner), but got big Carlton (Hudson) back. So we're going to change things a little bit, but do mostly the same kind of offense."

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