PowerMizzou: Mizzou reels in Gulf Coast athlete
Floyd will be showcasing his talents on the offense as a wide receiver for Mizzou. At Gulfport High School he plays multiple positions, but Pat Washington likes him at a specific receiver spot.
"He wants me to play slot receiver. I feel very comfortable playing that position. I caught a lot of balls my junior year playing that position," explained Floyd. "I really flourished in the offense we had last year and I feel like I will translate that into the college level."
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Wideout Richaud Floyd makes 10 commits for MU's Class of 2015
Floyd caught 80 passes for 1,007 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior last season, according to his MaxPreps.com page, and helped lead the Admirals to a 9-3 record.
He is the Tigers' first commit since Franklin (Tennessee) punter Corey Fatony chose Missouri on June 18.
Floyd is 5'11, 165 pounds and has played multiple positions for Gulfport through the years. One assumes that his size held back his recruiting ranking a bit, but you have to like the big-play ability he hints at on film. (And yes, all "consider the quality of the competition" caveats apply, as always.)
It appears Floyd will be playing quarterback for Gulfport this year, which could honestly help Mizzou in maintaining Floyd's commitment -- without new film on him as a receiver, other schools might continue to stay away.
This has been a pretty fun recruiting class so far, with four four-star commits (QB Drew Lock, RB Nate Strong, JUCO RB/ATH Chase Abbington, and OL A.J. Harris) and three two-stars (Floyd, Kearney OL Tanner Owen, and K Corey Fatony). Mizzou has been both testing its ceiling while still landing some of the diamond-in-the-rough types we tend to enjoy, and after offering quite a few slot-receiver types in this recruiting cycle, the Tigers have landed one. Welcome, Richaud.