Interest picking up for Floyd

Santa Monica S Qujuan Floyd (6-0, 195) is a name that recruiting fans should keep an eye on. After a solid prep career, he walked-on at Arizona State, but things didn't work out there so he decided to head back closer to home and try and earn a scholarship to a four-year school. After a solid freshman season, he's done just that and he's got several more that could soon be offering...

"After my season, things really picked up for me and I have an offer now from Texas State," Floyd told "Washington also stopped by this week and got my transcripts and I talked to coach (Keith) Heyward and he's pretty interested in me and I've also been talking to Utah and UCLA too."

As a freshman in 2012, while playing in nine of his team's 11 games, Floyd totaled 85 tackles, seven interceptions and 13 passes defensed, leading his team in all three categories.

"I had a broken foot in the summer that I was healing up from and my coaches held me out the first two games of the season," Floyd said. "It's all healed though and I played the last nine games of our season, so I'm fine."

As a prep, Floyd enjoyed a solid career at Crenshaw (Ca.) High School, but he just didn't see a lot of recruiting attention.

"I walked on at Arizona State, but I didn't feel like I was going to get the chance to start or even challenge for playing time and I knew I could play at (the Pac 12) level so I decided to come home," Floyd said. "I was going to go to West Los Angeles, but a lot of friends of mine are there and I was going to be distracted, so I came here to Santa Monica because they have a good program here and I felt like there wouldn't be any distractions."

With his ballhawking style and athletecism, Floyd has the chance to build off of his solid freshman campaign, but he said he isn't resting on his laurels now that he has an offer.

"It just makes me work harder," Floyd said. "I love to play football and I love to compete. I've been working on my footwork and just getting faster and stronger. I want to have a great season for my team and also show coaches that I can get it done (at the next level)."

Floyd is on track to graduate in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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