CB Emory Floyd (6-1 165) of Powder Springs, GA, who committed to USC in early July, was back in Columbia Saturday night for the Florida game. Ironically, it was the Gators Floyd was favoring in the spring and early summer before taking his official visit to USC. And the Gators have been actively trying to flip him from the Gamecocks. But Floyd said after checking out the Gamecocks again last weekend, they’ll be no flipping.
“I really love Columbia,” Floyd said. “I’m one you say is locked in. When I went down there, the fans greeted me. I talked to coach Beamer in his office before the game started. He was telling me how he likes me a lot and I’m a great fit for the program.”
Floyd also caught up with secondary coach Torrian Gray who has been a constant in his life since his commitment July 3rd.
“Coach Gray hits me up almost every day,” Floyd said. “He’s teaching me how to be better and do right. We have a real cool bond. When I went down to Columbia, it was the same bond. Our relationship is cool.”
Floyd has talked to Florida-centric websites about the Gators efforts to get him in for a game or an official visit. He said he really doesn’t see any of that happening at this point.
“Before I was committed to South Carolina, I was thinking heavily about the Gators,” Floyd said. “When I took my official to South Carolina, it changed my mind about everything. Right now, I don’t know if I’m going to do an official to Florida. It’s kind of iffy. I might not. Game wise, I don’t think I’m going to go to any other games besides the Gamecocks.”
Floyd said he might be back at USC for the Auburn game, and he said he’s definitely returning for the Clemson game.
Floyd’s season is over. He said he had five interceptions and estimated making between 30-35 tackles. He will sign in December but won’t enroll until the summer.