Emory Floyd (6-1 165) of Powder Springs, GA plays safety for Hillgrove High but is being recruited for corner. Coaches love his speed. He’s an elite-level sprinter and one of the fastest players in Georgia. Last summer he ran a 10.5 100 meters and a 21.1 200 meters.
USC secondary coach Torrian Gray, who was pretty fast back in his day, has quickly moved into a position of recruiting prominence with Floyd.
“I just love Torrian Gray,” Floyd said. “He’s got that Florida lingo. He came from Florida and moved to South Carolina, and all my family is from Florida. Me and him, our bond is great. He likes how I bring speed to the table. I’m a real quick guy in the secondary. He said he’s never seen quick speed like mine.”
Floyd has never visited USC in person. He has, however, been on a virtual visit and zoom visits. Those have given him some great insight into the program and the people.
“I actually loved the virtual visit,” Floyd said. “It was one of my favorite visits. All the coaches were real good. I loved the speaker, Derrick Moore, he’s really great. The weight training coach seemed surreal. I just loved everything about South Carolina. I really loved the weight room. The weight room was really big, really spacious. I just loved every part of it.”
The virtual visit was nice, but Floyd wants to see things in person, and he plans to take care of that aspect of the recruiting in June.
“I’m trying to head down there in the summer,” he said. “I’ve got to set up a date. Might head down there unofficially, and then an official in the season. I look forward to visiting South Carolina.”
Floyd has official visits set to Auburn June 4th and Maryland June 11th. He’s also thinking about North Carolina and LSU for official visits. Georgia, Alabama and LSU are three others he mentioned as being on his mind. Other offers include Florida State, Minnesota, Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Pitt, Indiana, Mississippi State, Florida, UCF, Notre Dame and Virginia.
A decision from Floyd could come during his season, or maybe after. He plans to sign in December but might want to run track another season and not enroll early in college.
Florida is rated a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked the #31 safety nationally. He estimated he had about 70 tackles last season and 1 or 2 interceptions.
- CB Jayden Bellamy of Oradell, NJ named a top 6 of Clemson, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, Oklahoma and Ohio State.
- CB Daylen Everette of IMG Academy named a top five of Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, North Carolina and Florida State.
- Clemson offered 4-star CB Earl Little Jr. (6-0 160) of Plantation, FL. He also has offers from USC, Alabama, LSU, Miami, Arizona State, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, USF, UCF, Texas A&M, Auburn, Memphis, Southern Cal and Texas. Last season Little had 35 tackles and 2 interceptions. He’s rated a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked the #12 cornerback nationally. His dad played in the NFL.
- Greenville SAF Ashton Whitner was offered by Syracuse.
- Coastal Carolina signed 6-3 Ruedale “Rudi” Williams, a native of Canada who played at Kansas State last season. Last season he played in 27 games, making four starts, and averaging 18 minutes per game. He averaged almost five points per game, along with 2.7 rebounds, and was fourth on the team with 37 assists.
- College of Charleston signed 6-11 Charles Lampten from Dawson Community College, MT. Originally from Cameroon, Lampten averaged 10.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and three blocked shots in 23 games played as a sophomore at Dawson.
- Cougars also signed 6-4 Dimitrius Underwood NCAA Division III University of Texas – Dallas. Underwood was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American including an NABC All-America First Team selection as a junior. He averaged 19.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season while finishing among the national leaders with 2.35 steals and 6.5 assists per game.