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Richaud Floyd of Gulfport ready to make an impact with the Missouri Tigers

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Richaud Floyd was an outstanding receiver for the Admirals under head coach Eddie Pierce.  In 2013 Floyd was a wide receiver and hauled in 82 passes for a thousand yards and 13 touchdowns.

Last season Coach Pierce needed a quarterback and called on Floyd to call the plays behind center.

He responded with 1,467 yards passing, 13 touchdowns, rushed for 1,067 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Floyd netted 8 yards per carry.

Floyd also played a little defensive back...so where we the 5-11, 172 pound freshman play... offense or defense?

Floyd said, "I'll be playing slot receiver on offense and I've got a good chance to play if I go in there and get my weight up and do my thing.  I should be alright."

Floyd says playing in the Southeastern Conference made his decision to sign with Missouri an easy one.

"That was the big factor to play in the SEC and definitely want to play against the Mississippi players.  I'll have a chance against them every year, "stated Floyd.

There's no question Floyd has all the tools necessary to become an outstanding receiver at Missouri.

"My speed and my craftiness and getting to open spots in zone and beating man coverage, "Floyd said.

Richaud Floyd enjoyed a stellar high school career at Gulfport and hopes to duplicate his success at Missouri.

Coming out of high school Floyd, who runs a 4.4 forty-yard dash, was projected as a 3-star athlete.

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