After hosting Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd for a Junior Day visit in February, the Texas Longhorns made the cut for the consensus four-star prospect on Friday evening:
The Mission Continues... pic.twitter.com/ubgaUShSjW— DeGabriel Floyd (@GFloyd_1) March 3, 2018
As the graphic indicates, the other six schools are Arizona State, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, and UCLA.
Floyd is a former USC commit who is still waiting for an offer from UCLA and is also strongly considering Oregon.
“Real high,” Floyd said of his interest in Texas after leaving his Junior Day visit. “The atmosphere of me coming down here, and I have family down here. It was just real comfortable, I didn’t feel out of place. It felt like I was at home. I got my top schools in mind, and Texas is up there.”
Since the 6’3, 220-pounder doesn’t plan on announcing until an All-Star game or National Signing Day, there’s still plenty of time remaining in his recruitment. However, given the impression the Longhorns made on him and his strong relationship with defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, Texas seems like a program with an excellent chance of eventually landing his services.
Floyd is ranked as the No. 42 player nationally, the No. 3 outside linebacker, and the No. 5 player in California, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.