Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tar Heels, Gamecocks still on Floyd's list

Massive and highly-rated DT Sharrif Floyd of George Washington High in Philadelphia took an official visit to North Carolina over the weekend and has since cancelled a planned visit to South Carolina that had been scheduled for Jan. 15.

Floyd, a five-star recruit according to several services, is already familiar enough with the Gamecocks, a source told S.C. recruiting expert Phil Kornblut. Floyd has made two unofficial trips to Columbia.

In addition to S.C. and the Tar Heels, Floyd has narrowed his finalists to Ohio State and Florida.

The source said that since Floyd is planning to announce his decision at the Army All-American Game Jan. 9, there was no sense making another trip.

South Carolina is still in the loop," the source said. "He already knows it all about them...the facilities, the coaches...it's a good thing.”

Floyd, who is 6-foot-2 and 310 pounds, has yet to indicate a favorite. He reportedly enjoyed his trip to Chapel Hill.

--Stan Olson

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