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Richaud Floyd chooses Missouri

August 11, 2014
Gulfport High School

A recent article in the Sun Herald, written by James Jones, reported that Gulfport wide receiver Richaud Floyd has verbally committed to play at Missouri.

Floyd officially announced his choice on Tuesday, but the senior's mind had been made up for several weeks.

"I've known for about a month that I wanted to go to Missouri," Floyd said. "Because I want the chance to play in the best conference in the Country."

The 5-foot-11 Floyd chose Missouri over Cincinnati because of his closeness to the Tigers' facility and coaches. His other Division I scholarship offers came from Southern Miss and Memphis.

"It's a little big closer to home and the Coach that recruited me really made me feel like I belonged to the program," Floyd said.

Floyd is an honor student who has already qualified academically to play as a college freshman for the 2015-16 school year. He has a 3.7 GPA and scored 22 on the ACT.

The 6-foot Floyd caught 82 passes for 1,000 yards and scored 13 touchdowns as a junior last year, earning Sun Herald All-South Mississippi honors He will play quarterback for the Admirals this season.

Floyd is the sixth Coast player to verbally commit to a D-I school. Gulfport cornerback J.J. Smith and wide receiver Jonathan Nance are headed to Ole Miss and Southern Miss, respectively.

Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/07/29/5719729/gulfport-wr-richaud-floyd-chooses.html#storylink=cpy


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