Committed corner has two November visits to Florida coming up

Oct 24, 2021 | 0 comments


Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove three-star defensive back Emory Floyd‍ might be committed to South Carolina, but that isn't stopping three other SEC East programs to back off of recruiting him.

In fact, he has two, perhaps even three visits planned to one of them.

Over the summer he officially visited Auburn and South Carolina and then last month he visited Athens to watch Georgia take on South Carolina. He said that he will see two Florida games in the month of November and then perhaps return in December.

First, he spoke of his experience at the UGA-SC game.


“It was real good,” said Floyd. “I got to go down on the field and both teams played a good game. The players were responding to the staffs and being coached.”

For now the 6-foot, 170-pounder could be in Gainesville at least two, perhaps even three times in the next two months.

“I'm going to Florida to see the Stamford and Florida State games on unofficial visits,” said Floyd. “I think I'm going back down there for my official visit in December.”

According to Floyd, the official visit is tentative and hasn't been set in stone yet. However, he says he is in constant contact with Gators' coaches.

“I talk to Coach Jules [Montinar] and Coach Dan Mullen,” explained Floyd. “Coach Jules texts me almost every day and he calls some. He said he likes my speed and thinks I'm a great ball player. They think I can play early down there.”

Though he is listed as a safety by all three recruiting services, that isn't the position where he is being recruited.

After playing safety as a junior, Floyd said that he has been moved to cornerback this season and that is there college coaches have him slotted to play on the next level.

For the season Floyd reports that he has recorded three intereceptions and between 25-30 tackles through the first five games of his senior season.

When asked if he has a feeling for which programs want him the most other than South Carolina, he replied, “The schools recruiting me the hardest are Georgia and Florida, but Kentucky is in the mix a little bit too. More coaches talk to me from Georgia than anywhere. Coach [Jahmile] Addae, Coach Kirby [Smart], the receivers' coach [Cortez Hankton], I think all the coaches there.”

Speaking of college coaches, Floyd committed to Gamecocks' defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, who was a member of Florida's staff last season.

“No, he doesn't talk about Florida,” explained Floyd. “He keeps it real, talking about South Carolina, how he sees me fitting in there and teaches me about different ways for me to improve my game.

To finish up the interview Floyd was asked to ‘bottom line’ where he stands in recruiting.

“I'm 100-percent South Carolina, but I'm really feeling Florida and if Georgia keeps pushing, I'm listening to them too,” said Floyd.

Floyd is the No. 398 ranked prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.

The Inside Scoop: I get the feeling that he can be flipped from South Carolina, but because his December official visit isn't a given at this point, it's probably because UF wants to see where they stand with a couple of other cornerbacks over the next six weeks. The problem would be if Georgia started missing out on cornerbacks and started applying more pressure. Then again, UGA getting corners might mean they landed Jaheim Singletary and or Julian Humphrey, which of course would be even worse news for the Gators.

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