There is a beast from the east that is getting interest from the west. Two of the west coast's finest academic institutions have already offered this behemoth scholies making his scholarship tally to 10. This trench man played primarily on the offensive side of the ball, but is projecting as a defensive tackle.
The player in question is Sharrif Floyd (6-3, 295, 5.1) from Philadelphia (Pa.) George Washington.
The two west coast schools that have offered him are Stanford and UCLA. The two Pac 10 schools join Michigan, Penn State, Temple, Florida International, Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse.
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Floyd earned first-team all-state, first-team all-city, first-team all-public (schools), and first-team all-area as an offensive lineman. In two games as a defensive tackle, he did account for seven tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one blocked pass.
While playing mostly on the offensive side of the ball as a junior, he will start on both sides when his senior season rolls around. Floyd would prefer to play on defense on the collegiate level.
Floyd isn't planning on making a decision until he sees all the schools that have offered him or he's interested in. Regarding UCLA and Stanford, he may take official visits to both, or he might choose one out of the two.
What does Floyd know about the two Pac 10 schools?
"Stanford is a big school academically," Floyd said. "UCLA is known for getting their defensive tackles to the NFL level and they need defensive tackles. I heard that UCLA needs me because they haven't recruited many defensive tackles for awhile."
What is Floyd looking for in a college?
"Good academics and the coaching staff has to be strong," Floyd said. "I will also have to feel at home at the college I choose. I have to feel in my gut that I can trust coaches with my life for the next four years."
"I will set up my visits in the summer," Floyd said. "I will take my official visits during the season and then I will make my college announcement during the U.S. Army All-American game."
The scouting report on Floyd is he's quick off the ball. He's a hard worker, very coachable and he listens. He is the kind of player who does whatever the coach asks of him and always puts the team first.
In the weight room, Floyd currently benches 400-pounds and squats 500. He is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals100 team for the class of 2010 landing as the nation's No. 82 prospect at any position.