USC has struck in the state of Georgia for another four-star prospect. Saturday SAF Emory Floyd (6-1 165) of Powder Springs announced a commitment to the Gamecocks. He chose USC over Florida and Georgia. He took official visits last month to USC and Auburn and unofficial visits to Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
Floyd took his official visit to USC last weekend and said he knew from that visit, his first with the Gamecocks, he had found the place he wanted to play his college football.
“The atmosphere. I love the coaches and everything,” Floyd said. “I get along with their coaches. I love the system. I got into the program and the playbook real easily. It feels like home down there. I didn’t feel homesick when I went there. It felt like my hometown in Georgia.”
Floyd and Gamecocks’ secondary coach Torrian Gray developed a tight relationship thru the recruiting process.
“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.”
USC is rebuilding positions throughout the roster, so early playing time is one of the appealing factors for recruits considering the Gamecocks. That wasn’t lost on Floyd.
“Just playing early. Going down there and working hard and playing early as a true freshman,” Floyd said.
Floyd is ranked the #24 safety nationally and the #33 prospect in Georgia in the 247Sports Composite. He also has offers from Florida State, Minnesota, Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Florida, Notre Dame, Virginia and Kentucky.
Floyd is the 14th new commitment for the Gamecocks. They have one final private commitment who will go public on Monday. With two transfers counting in the class, the Gamecocks have a total of 17 spots taken in the class.
USC 2022 class
- TYRESE ROSS SAF 6-2 185 TRANSFER WASHINGTON STATE
- KARON PRUNTY CB 6-1 189 TRANSFER KANSAS
- GRAYSON MAINS OT 6-5 265 SUWANEE, GA
- BRADEN DAVIS QB 6-5 185 MIDDLETOWN, DE
- DONOVAN WESTMORELAND LB 6-2 195 GRIFFIN, GA
- KAJUAN BANKS CB 5-10 170 TALLAHASSEE
- JY’VONTE MCCLENDON SAF 6-2 180 LAKELAND, FL
- JAMAAL WHYCE DT 6-4 250 MIAMI
- PEYTON WILLIAMS SAF 6-0 180 ROCKLEDGE, TX
- CASON HENRY OT 6-6 290 MARIETTA, GA
- KYLIC HORTON WR 6-4 180 CLARENDON HALL
- ANTHONY ROSE SAF 6-4 180 MIAMI
- RYAN BRUBAKER OT 6-6 280 STEVENS, PA
- LANDON SAMSON WR 6-1 185 SOUTHLAKE, TX
- NICK EMMANWORI SAF 6-4 195 IRMO
- EMORY FLOYD SAF 6-1 165 POWDER SPRINGS, GA