Stonewall Jackson sophomore running back/safety Reggie Floyd spent his Sunday at Virginia Tech’s one-day camp displaying the skills that allowed him to gain more than 1,000 yards for the Raiders in the fall. After Floyd spent a substantial amount of time at running back, Hokies defensive backs coach Torrian Gray asked him to play safety and cornerback in one-on-one drills.
Floyd showed well in the secondary, and his performance was followed by a tour of the weight room and locker room where he met Coach Frank Beamer. After Floyd checked out the facilities, Gray offered the 6-foot, 195-pound dynamo a scholarship at defensive back.
“It was a really good camp with a lot of good players,” Floyd said. “It’s a blessing to get my my first offer. The coaches were all friendly and the players I talked to were cool.”
But the interest didn’t stop with Virginia Tech. Floyd spent Monday evening on the phone with Clemson, which invited him and teammate Tim Settle to Death Valley for a visit this weekend. South Carolina, North Carolina and North Carolina State also have shown interest early in his recruiting process.
Floyd is a downhill runner out of the backfield whole legs keep moving after contact from defenders. On defense he’s quick to the ball, and he likes to make the big hit when flying from his safety position to the ball carrier. He’s also the younger brother of Stonewall Jackson senior and two-time All-Met Nicole Floyd, who will continue her basketball career at Wake Forest.
At this point, Floyd says he prefers playing running back to safety since it was the position he first played. He wants to add 20 pounds before the season begins in late August.
“I’m trying to get faster while I add a little more muscle,” Floyd said. “We got into the region semifinals last season, and I want to try to win the state championship this season.”