UCHS’s Desmond Floyd took care of one of his biggest decisions on Monday by declaring where he will attend college following his senior year. The 6’5”, 242-pound senior verbally committed to play for the Demon Deacons’ football team.
Floyd had offers from a long list of schools including Duke, South Carolina, N.C. State, Marlyand, Kentucky, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, Central Florida and Wake Forest before choosing the Demon Deacons.
“I chose them because of their academics, good football team and the small school atmosphere,” Floyd said.
His early decision makes this season more enjoyable. The recruiters will continue to sway Floyd’s verbal committment, but he is only concerned with one thing.
“I wanted to get this burden off my shoulders and focus on football. I’m focusing on this season and helping our team reach our goal, which is to win it all,” Floyd added.
His stock rose over the summer as he made the rounds attending camps across the Carolinas. He was invited to Under Armour’s camp in Charlotte this past summer, a camp that features the best of the best in the area. Floyd made a strong performance there showing why he is a legit pass rusher.
“It was a big difference to go against that caliber of players,” Floyd said.
Floyd’s awards on the field is equaled by his performance in the classroom. He currently holds a 4.06 GPA, a big reason why Wake Forest offered a scholarship. Floyd understands the importance of making good grades and offers younger players sound advice.
“You’re always one play away from not playing football. Nobody can take knowledge from you,” Floyd said.
He credits those who have supported and driven him to be better with everything he does.
“My parents (Jackie and Joe Floyd) and coach (Cedric) Jeter have been very supportive and instrumental in where I am today,” Floyd added.