Floyd attended Greenville (SC) J.L. Mann. Throughout his career, he made 139 tackles and 13 interceptions, along with 127 catches for 2,208 yards and 16 interceptions. He committed to Rich Rodriguez on January 31, 2008, over offers from Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He was a Rivals 3-star athlete and a Scout 3-star/#75 safety.
Floyd redshirted as a freshman in 2008. As a redshirt freshman in 2009, he started two games and made 17 tackles and 1 pass breakup. In part because of attrition at the cornerback position, Floyd started nine games in 2010, making 66 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 4 pass breakups; he broke his ankle in practice prior to the Illinois game and missed the final four games of the year. As a redshirt junior in 2011, he returned from injury to start twelve games at boundary corner, making 48 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 8 passes defensed. As a senior in 2012, he started the twelve regular season games and tallied 48 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 5 pass breakups; he was suspended for the Outback Bowl against South Carolina.
179 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions returned for 59 yards, 2 forced fumbles, and 18 passes defensed
All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2011, 2012)
It's no secret that I was never a fan of Floyd's abilities, and that started at the time he was recruited. His lack of speed and change-of-direction ability always made me think he would be best suited for free safety, but there was never really an opportunity to bench Floyd. Unfortunately, due to attrition and poor recruiting, he was always the best option to start. Unlike when I was calling for Vincent Smith to give up carries to Michael Shaw, Michael Cox, and Fitzgerald Toussaint, the guys behind Floyd were tiny, inexperienced, and/or just not very good. Floyd turned into a three-year starter at the position and got a couple of all-conference honorable mentions out of the deal, which was perhaps the best we could hope for from a guy with his limited physical capabilities.
I WILL REMEMBER HIM FOR . . .
. . . getting suspended for the Outback Bowl. I find it inexcusable that he was silly enough to get suspended (allegedly for smoking marijuana) for his final college game, and it very well might have been the key reason that Michigan lost a close game to South Carolina.
Floyd was already a borderline NFL prospect, likely to get a shot as an undrafted free agent simply because he started three years at a school like Michigan. His on-field production and testing numbers likely won't garner much attention, but he could latch on as a practice squad player. The suspension thing can't help, but that type of thing isn't a death sentence for an NFL career.