College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated 2020 three-star cornerback Nate Floyd has committed to Texas Tech, he announced late Thursday morning. Floyd, who picked the Red Raiders over fellow finalists Arizona and Missouri, broke down his commitment decision for 247Sports.
“I felt like all the coaches are one,” Floyd said of the Texas Tech coaching staff. “They all have their minds set for one goal and they are just all on the same page. And (Texas Tech) was closer to home than the others in my top three.”
Floyd made an official visit to Texas Tech for the Red Raiders’ 38-3 victory against UTEP on Sept. 7.
“What stood out the most was the fan base was amazing,” Floyd said, “and my time spent with the players. I enjoyed it and felt like I could fit in. … All of the defensive staff I have a relationship with. That’s what I like most. I feel like there’s not one coach I can’t come talk to about something.”
Floyd has played both sides of the ball during his high school career at A&M Consolidated, a consistently competitive Class 5A program in Central Texas. The 6-foot, 186-pounder is projected to corner, but could also provide position flexibility in the secondary if needed.
“Coach Juice (Julius Brown) says I’m not guaranteed a starting spot, but if I come in and put in the work I could work in the rotation as a corner, may even get to line up at receiver,” Floyd said. “(The Texas Tech coaches) say they like my length and my ability to read the field.”
In addition to Texas Tech, Arizona, and Missouri, Floyd has reported offers during the course of his recruitment from Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Syracuse, Utah, Colorado State, Houston, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, and UL Lafayette.
The industry-generated 247Sports Composite rates Floyd as a strong three-star recruit who is ranked No. 58 nationally among 2020 cornerback prospects, as well as No. 98 overall regardless of position in the state of Texas for his class.
Floyd made an official visit in early June to Missouri. With his Texas Tech official visit having already come in early September, Floyd addressed the possibility of taking other visits now that he is committed to the Red Raiders.
“I’m 100 percent committed to Texas Tech,” Floyd said. “No more visits.”
Texas Tech has now landed 18 commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle. With the addition of Floyd, the Red Raiders have moved up a hand full of spots to No. 40 nationally on the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings.
Floyd, who contributed to a 10-2 finish during his 2018 junior season, has helped A&M Consolidated to a 5-0 start, including a 2-0 record in district play. The Tigers continue district competition on Friday when they travel to Rosenberg (Texas) Lamar Consolidated.