With a name like Popsey, you already know that you’re going to stand out from the crowd. But when you’re named Popsey Floyd and you’re a 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker that has already garnered attention from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Utah, you’re going to stand out even more.
“I’m quick and strong,” Floyd, who racked up 133 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three interceptions and eight fumble recoveries as a junior, said. “I’m also hard to stop and I’m illusive. The blockers can never stop me. I go hard to get to the ball and when I get there, I make something happen.”
Indeed he does.
Floyd is one of Tulsa’s top players in the Class of 2005. Sure there might be other players that have gotten early attention – especially linebacker Phillip Dillard out of Jenks, but pound for pound Floyd will be one of the better players in the state of Oklahoma by the time he’s finished as a senior.
He admits that he grew up an Oklahoma fan, but is also open to many teams.
“I’m looking for a school that has a very good coaching staff and a place where I can get along with the players,” Floyd, who has a 4.49-second time in the 40-yard dash, said. “I also would like to see some early playing time, but that’s not the biggest key.”
Floyd has a 350-pound bench-press and a 550-pound squat. He has a 3.02 grade-point average and has already earned a 16 on the ACT.