Cretin-Derham Hall receiver keeps the Gophers on his list

  • Article by: Chip Scoggins
  • Star Tribune
  • August 10, 2007 - 11:26 PM

Cretin-Derham Hall star wide receiver Michael Floyd has narrowed his final list of potential colleges to five and he's no longer going to do interviews about recruiting until after his senior season.

Floyd contacted the Star Tribune on Friday evening to deliver that message. Floyd said his final five schools are Minnesota, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and Florida.

Floyd eliminated Iowa and Wisconsin after meeting with his family and high school coaches.

Floyd, one of the nation's top receivers, said that this was his final interview about recruiting until after his season. He said he's taken this measure because he doesn't want it to become a distraction for the team.

"This is a real important year, and I want the focus to be on us trying to win a state title," Floyd said. "I don't think it's fair to my teammates to be talking about recruiting all the time. I just want to talk about the team."

Notre Dame has long been rumored to be his top choice, but Floyd declined to say whether he has a favorite among his finalists, saying only that he's going to be "open-minded." He reiterated that he wants to see how the Gophers play this season under first-year coach Tim Brewster.

"He has five great choices," Cretin-Derham Hall assistant head coach Andy Bischoff said. "He just wants to see what happens this season before he makes his decision."


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