On a day when he had a chance to advance his NFL dream and when the
Gatorade brand was coaxing him into the media spotlight, Michael Floyd
couldn't help looking back.
Five years after he had signed a national letter-of-intent that would
put him on a trajectory to become Notre Dame's most prolific receiver,
the recent college graduate was thinking and talking about the
11th-hour defection of Irish commit Deontay Greenberry to the
University of Houston.
Greenberry, a 6-foot-3, 187-pound wide receiver from Fresno, Calif.,
had listed Floyd as his favorite athlete.
"I'm pretty upset at myself that I didn't get a chance to speak with
him," Floyd said, "because when you're going through this stage of
picking your college, you get the most information out of the guys who
have played there and went there and stuff like that.
"So I'm kind of sad that he didn't get the chance to speak to me.
Maybe that could have gone a whole different way."
Floyd continues to push his own image in a direction different than
the one that landed him in court and almost prematurely ended his
college career last March, when he was arrested for drunk driving.
Notre Dame football: Floyd reflects on time at ND
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