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Recruiting on the Plains: 2020 Cornerback Nate Floyd Commits to Texas Tech

#18 for 2020.

Player: Nate Floyd
Position: Cornerback
Height / Weight: 6-1/170
High School: A&M Consolidated (College Station, TX)
Offers: Texas Tech, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Texas State, Utah
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.6 | 24/7 Sports 86 | ESPN 75
Video: Hudl
Cumulative Ranking: 86.46
Commitment Date: October 10, 2019

A&M Consolidated cornerback Nate Floyd became the 18th commit for Texas Tech on Thursday, October 10th.

RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan and 24/7 Sports Gabe Brooks spoke with Floyd about his commitment to Texas Tech, this excerpt is from Golan’s article:

“My relationship with the coaches at Tech is great. I feel like I can talk to all of them and I feel like I have the same connection with all of the coaches. I hear from coach Juice (Brown) and coach (Kerry) Cooks all the time, I would say from at least one of them every day.”

In high school, Floyd, who is listed as an athlete, plays both receiver and cornerback while also returning kicks. At Texas Tech he will be playing cornerback which he thinks suits him in the pass happy Big 12 Conference.

“The game I got to watch, (UTEP), I keyed in on the corners and how coach Juice was playing them and I think I fit really well.”

Floyd also spoke with The Eagle’s Jeff Perkins about wanting his mother to see his games and why he committed on October 10th:

Floyd, a three-star prospect and 58th-ranked cornerback in the country according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, chose Texas Tech over Missouri. The decision, which came on the birthday of his late grandfather, Aubrey Jones, will allow his family to attend more of his games. That was important for Floyd, who has a close relationship with his mother, Angelia Taylor.

“She’s been there since Day 1,” Floyd said. “Growing up, I didn’t have a father figure in my life, and so she was there being the mom and the dad. Honestly, I give her all the thanks and the glory. She raised me as best as she could, and I just appreciate her so much, which is part of why I [committed to Tech] as well.”

Floyd is long and lean, both traits I like in a cornerback. A fluid athlete that also looks good in space and looks really clean fielding punts where he really has an opportunity to display his vision. A good open field tackler as well, has a few nice highlights where he does a good job of supporting the run. As a cornerback, he probably gets away with not great technique and will lose the receiver a bit, but makes up for it with athleticism. Just like anyone coming out of high school, the technique is the one thing that usually holds someone back, but if you have the athletic ability, the technique is an easy thing to fix if you’re willing to work. Also really like Floyd’s body control in routes as a receiver.

With Floyd’s commitment, Texas Tech has the 41st best class in the nation, 5th in the Big 12 according to 24/7 Sports and the 36th best class overall and 5th best according to Rivals.

Nate, Welcome to Texas Tech, and Git Your Guns Up!

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