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Two-Sport Standout Emory Floyd Talks FSU, Recruiting

There aren’t many players in the 2022 recruiting class as athletic as Powder Springs, GA safety Emory Floyd. The two-sport standout is starting to gain traction as one of the best defensive backs in the south for his class. We caught up with him to talk about his offer from Florida State and to see how his recruitment has been going so far.

Hillgrove standout safety Emory Floyd is one of the most explosive players in Georgia regardless of class. The football and track and field star says that once September 1st hit, a lot of schools started contacting him as they hope to land this talented player.

“A lot of schools have been in contact like Wake Forest, Alabama, FSU, LSU,” said Floyd. “I have offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Minnesota, FSU, Pitt and Ole Miss. I don’t have a lot of offers yet but Alabama and LSU are big offers that could be coming, and I would like to hear from Florida. Those are all winning programs that have a great atmosphere.”

Track and field will play a major role in Emory’s recruitment as he is a budding star on the track. He runs the 100, 200 and 400 which are races that show his explosiveness and long speed. He has been paying as much attention to college track programs as football.

“I’m planning on running track in college and it will play a big role in where I go,” explained Floyd. “I run a 10.51 in the 100, 21.18 in the 200, and 48.54 in the 400. I pay attention to college track and I’ve watched Florida, FSU, LSU and Houston the most. It (his decision) will come down to what’s best for me with both (sports).”

The offer from FSU was a big one for Emory as he says it’s one of the schools he dreamt of playing for growing up.

“Coach Woodson is the coach recruiting me,” said Floyd. “They like my playing style and how aggressive I am. I am a very physical player. They like how explosive I am and that I have speed to cover the whole field. I grew up with FSU and Florida as my dream schools so it would be a dream come true to play at FSU. They’ve always played good ball and their defensive backs always make plays. I’ve never visited there so that’s something I’d like to do as soon as I can.”

Floyd says that he’s in the process of trying to list some schools out that he’d like to visit once the pandemic ceases. 

“There’s just so much interest right now from a lot of schools,” said Floyd. “I am going to wait and see what schools offer me and go from there. I’ve done virtual visits with Georgia and Minnesota but I’ve never taken real visits. FSU, Georgia, Minnesota, Ohio State, Florida – those are some of the schools I want to visit.”

Emory’s goals this season are to have five to eight interceptions and at least 60 tackles. Stay tuned as we track his progress throughout his junior season.


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