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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star junior Corey Floyd Jr. talks his recruitment

October 26, 2020

New Jersey has continued to produce very talented guard prospects over the past few years. In 2022, they’re loaded at the guard spot but Roselle Catholic is responsible for both Top-100 juniors Simeon Wilcher and Corey Floyd Jr.

Floyd Jr. has proven to be one of the most talented 2022 prospects on the East Coast and is set to play a major role for Roselle Catholic this year. He’s also been playing with Team Final of the EYBL Circuit this summer and despite things being different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Floyd Jr. has taken advantage of any opportunity he’s landed this summer.

He’s starred at several camps this summer and has been able to remain consistent in his development this summer. Floyd Jr. was most recently invited to Wootten’s McDonald’s All-American Combine where he along with prospects from 2021, 2022, and 2023, showcased their talents in hopes of being considered as one of the top prospects in their respective classes.

Even heading into the June contact period this summer, things were already heading in the right direction with Corey Floyd Jr’s recruitment. Since the beginning of the season, he was drawing the attention of many high-major coaches.

Where does it stand now? Floyd Jr. updated on all things related to his recruitment.

Which programs are involved?

Floyd Jr: “Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Iona, Villanova, Ohio State, Michigan, Rhode Island, LaSalle, Temple, UConn, Auburn, Florida, Miami, Wake Forest, Providence, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, and others.”

Rutgers is the local school, describe them.

Floyd Jr: “Rutgers is the hometown school, I’ve been to many practices, games, and camps as a kid and they were also my first offer which was huge and they’ve been on me since day one.”

What about another school close to home in UConn.

Floyd Jr: “UConn and the staff there have made it clear to me that I am their number one guard on their list and they think I would fit perfectly into their system. They also told me they want to have at least one zoom call every month.”

Two Florida schools heavily involved as well, Florida is in hot pursuit, talk them.

Floyd Jr: “Florida is another school that believes I would fit great in their system, I had a zoom with them last week and Coach White was just breaking down every reason as to why I would fit in that program and Coach Nichols texts me almost every day.”


Floyd Jr: “Coach Larranaga from Miami texts me if not every day than every other day about things outside of basketball and he also contacts my parents daily which means a lot.”

How about a program like Auburn?

Floyd Jr: “Coach Bowman from Auburn texts me every day just telling me to stay on track and stay focused and has let me know that I can call him for anything that’s basketball-related or not basketball related.”

Wake Forest is a newer school involved, what’s the latest on them?

Floyd Jr: “I had a zoom with Wake Forest last week that went very well. It was just an introduction call with Coach Forbes and Coach Savage who texts me regularly, and they let me know that they love my game and want to set up more calls.”

Any newer schools involved?

Floyd Jr: “Coach Wright and Coach Nardi from Villanova have been in contact with me and my family as well as Coach Martelli from Michigan. Also Coach Diebler from Ohio State with whom I’ve had a zoom call.”

How has the zoom process been for you so far?

Floyd Jr: “Zooms have been a lot of fun. It’s just exciting to see how these programs really work and what the coaches think of me as well as what they expect from me.”

For those who haven’t watched you play, describe your game for them.

Floyd Jr: “I’d say I’m a very versatile player, I can score the ball from the outside as well as at the rim and through contact. I’m a very selfless player who likes to get all my teammates involved and likes to make the right play instead of forcing up bad shots. I like to get after it on defense and pressure ball handlers and get easy points off steals.”

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