Signee Spotlight: Desmond Floyd

Desmond Floyd is the full package and the type of player and person that Jim Grobe has established his program with at Wake Forest. "He's what you want in an athlete and in a student," his coach tells DeaconSports...

Desmond Floyd rating: three-star
Size: 6-5, 229-pounds
Hometown: Union County High School, S.C.
Projected position at WFU: Defensive End

Commitment date: 8/09/2010
Recruiting competition: Duke, Georgia Tech, UCF, South Carolina, Arkansas

Why WFU: "Their academics are very good, and they have a winning reputation in football."

Strengths and improvements: "My strength is definitely pass rushing, and my weakness is probably my strength."

Coach Quotes (Coach David Lipsey): "He's what you want in an athlete and in a student. He's a great student and dedicated athlete; exactly what you want in a player."

"I've leaned on him to be a team leader, and he's come through with that. I've got a lot of respect for him, and how he does things- he's just a good guy. He's a fine person and comes from a good family."

"I think his athleticism is his greatest asset, being as big as he is. He plays basketball also, and I think that will aid him in his quickness and the way he can move."

"Wake has a plan for him; they have a plan of how they their bring kids in. I think they see the potential in him to get bigger and stronger, and I think that's one thing that they want. I think as a rusher, and pass rusher, that's one thing they can count on."

"The coaches sat him down and told him how he fits into their system and plan of playing time. I think he liked the smaller atmosphere at Wake. Plus, he's high on academics. He's not going just to play ball. Academics is a very important thing to him and his family." .

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