Floyd finds 'family' atmosphere at L'ville

Floyd finds 'family' atmosphere at L'ville

Terrell Floyd committed to Louisville in September without visiting campus. When the three-star cornerback from Fort Pierce (FL) Port St. Lucie finally made his official visit last week, he found that Charlie Strong's program has a 'family' atmosphere.

Terrell Floyd committed to Louisville in September without visiting campus. When the three-star cornerback from Fort Pierce (FL) Port St. Lucie finally made his official visit last week, he found that Charlie Strong's program has a 'family' atmosphere.

"I love it there, I can see myself there," Floyd said. "I can't wait to get up there. They're like a family there. The coaches and players get along so well and everybody is so cool. It's like a big family. They have a lot of kids from Florida Most of their DBs are from Florida. I was kind of shocked."

It seems Louisville's coaching staff might 'fight' over Floyd once he arrives on campus next year. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford wants to start him off playing cornerback, while assistant Larry Slade is hoping to get Floyd at safety.

"Coach Bedford told me he sees me as a corner; Coach Slade was telling me he wants to try me at safety, too," Floyd said. "Coach Bedford said they need help at corner and he told me they needed some corners."

Floyd played mostly safety in high school this season, racking up about 50 tackles and one interception. At 5-10, 175, Floyd's size seems more suited for corner, though he's proven a tough, physical tackler in high school.

"I played corner in camps and 7 on 7 leagues, but in games I played strong safety," Floyd said. "Most teams we played this year ran the ball a lot, so they played me at safety. If it was a pass scheme I played corner. I played corner a lot as a freshman and sophomore, so I'm used to playing corner and it shouldn't be that big of a change."

Floyd said his decision to commit to Louisville was an easy one given how Strong has quickly turned the program around.

"I saw how he was rebuilding the program," Floyd said. "They did a lot better than they did in the past. I think he's really going to change things around. Plus, his history at Florida and getting players to the league impressed me."

While Louisville will play in next week's Beef O Brady Bowl in St. Pete, Floyd believes bigger things are in store for the Cardinals with Strong at the helm.

"I see us winning the Big East in a couple of years," Floyd said. "I see us playing in big bowl games, BCS bowl game, stuff like that. He's getting big-time players."

Floyd hopes that Florida stars Teddy Bridgewater, Eli Rogers and Elkino Watson join him next season at Louisville. Those three standouts also made official visits to Louisville last weekend.

"From what they told me they really enjoyed themselves and liked Louisville a lot," Floyd said. "When I talked to them about it they liked the school a lot. I think Louisville is pretty high with [Bridgewater]. He enjoyed it a lot. One of his former teammates plays at Louisville [Michaelee Harris] and he enjoyed himself. I could tell he was having a good time up there."

Floyd might play in one final high school all-star game, but he's finished with the recruiting process. Floyd has no other visits planned and plans to sign with UofL on national signing day.

"I'm very firm [in my commitment]," Floyd said. "I'm done with recruiting."

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