Reggie Floyd is easily one of the most dynamic playmakers in the class of 2016. Boasting early offers from Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and North Carolina he added West Virginia to the mix, who extended an offer recently.
“It was really exciting,” Floyd said of receiving the offer. “I’ve spoken with their coaches before but they just asked me about my season and school. So the offer was kind of surprising. Plus, they [WVU] are recruiting me as a running back which is a big thing. It was really a good thing and I was very happy for it.”
The position at which each school is recruiting the 6-0, 197-pound athlete weighs very important into his early decision making process. That will affect each school's chance in landing his services.
“Some schools are recruiting me as a free safety and some as a running back,” Floyd explained. “I have much more experience as a running back and feel I can be a better player there.”
As a sophomore, Floyd rushed for 1,093 yards and 10 touchdowns and is off to an excellent start this season. Though Floyd admits his familiarity with the University as a whole is limited, he doesn’t lack knowledge of the Mountaineers on-field performances, due in part to his initial conversations with his lead recruiter, Lonnie Galloway.
“Actually, when they offered I got into my research to see what kind of a program they have,” Floyd said. “I want to make sure they have my major, which is business management, so that’s important to me. I want to see how big my major is at the school because that’s the big thing when I get there. I’m not only going to play football but have my backup plan which is my academics.”
“But when I talked to Coach [Lonnie} Galloway he was telling me how they use their backs,” Floyd continued. “He was telling me they often use their backs in the slot and go one on one with linebackers. So that’s a big things for me because that’s what I like.”
Floyd plans to visit West Virginia on October 18 for its match-up against Baylor. He will be accompanied by his teammate, Class of 2015 defensive tackle Tim Settle.