Freshman wide receiver is starting to get noticed by some of the national media after posting back to back 100 yard receiving games just five games into his college career. ESPN’s Bruce Feldmman listed Floyd as one of “10 Biggest Newcommers” on his blog Monday. Here’s what Feldman had to say:
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame, WR: He may not be a burner, but even without the 4.4 speed, Floyd relies on good size and great ball skills and will remind you of Larry Fitzgerald with his ability to operate in traffic. Floyd can turn interceptions into touchdown catches. He has already emerged as the go-to guy for Jimmy Clausen, and he has caught 18 passes for 300 yards in the past three games. My hunch is that he will prove to be the best offensive player Notre Dame has had since the Lou Holtz era.
Through five game Floyd has caught 21 passes for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns. That puts him on pace for 50 most of his damage the last two weeks after getting acclimated to the offense the first couple weeks and those numbers might even be a little conservative.
It is very rare for a recruit to come and immediately live up the hype, but Floyd appears to be doing just that and people outside of the Notre Dame fan base are starting to take notice.
Lets not forget Tate. He and Floyd compliment each other extremly well. They both catch the ball very well and have strong hands. I hope this will be an advantage this weekend. These guys are big play makers and they are young.
It was impossible for him to go unnoticed – he’s too much of a talent for that to happen. Besides, Floyd getting a little extra attention should just open things up for Golden Tate and Kyle Rudolph.
I’d rather no one take any notice. He could have been a great secret weapon.
i agree Michael Floyd is a stud