Four-star athlete De’Gabriel Floyd committed to USC on Monday, giving the Trojans their first commit for the 2019 recruiting class.
Things continue to go well for Clay Helton’s Trojans on the recruiting trail.
An extremely strong finish to the 2017 recruiting cycle was followed up by a hot start with the 2018 class, and now they’re getting off to a roaring start for the 2019 group.
On Monday, 4-star athlete De’Gabriel Floyd committed to USC despite holding additional offers from Cal, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame and Tennessee, among others.
Floyd, who attends Augustus Hawkins High School in Los Angeles, released a statement regarding his decision to commit to the Trojans.
“First, I would like to thank the one who created the heavens and the earth for gifting me with my abilities. Also, I want to thank him for my mom, sisters, and all my family for being in my corner through all my ups and downs. I would also like to thank two men that have had possibly the biggest impact on my life since the first time I met them, which are my coaches Malik and Mil’von James, who if it weren’t for them I don’t know what my life would be worth at this point. With that being said, I would like to say I am committing to the University of Southern California.”
At 6-foot-3, 220 lbs Floyd has been a do-it-all player for Augustus Hawkins. He has the physicality to play linebacker at the next level, but he could be just as special on the other side of the ball, making plays out of the backfield for the Trojans. Floyd keeps his legs churning and runs decisively with burst. However, the plan, right now, is for him to play on the defensive side of the ball.
He’ll be the cornerstone of USC’s 2019 class.