Plant QB Jordan McCloud commits to USF
If you thought the weekend was huge for USF recruiting, Monday's news nearly upstaged it.
Plant dual-threat QB Jordan McCloud, whose brother Ray Ray is Hillsborough county's No. 2 all-time rusher (and a Clemson wideout), announced via Twitter on Monday he intends to sign with the Bulls.
In a text message, McCloud, an offseason transfer from Sickles, said the USF coaching staff and the school's proximity to his home were the biggest factors in his decision. "Wanted to a join a great place (on) the rise," he said.
A three-star prospect per 247Sports, McCloud is the Bulls' 12th commitment since Friday, and 26th from the Class of '18. NCAA rules limit schools to 25 signees annually, but as we reported Sunday, those numbers can be manipulated.
Ranked 20th on the HomeTeam 100, McCloud won an intense summer quarterback derby at Plant, which was set to hold its first preseason practice Monday afternoon. Lankier (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) than his brother, he also reportedly had offers from such schools as Iowa State, Maryland and Colorado State.
He's the second bay area player from the Class of '18 to commit to USF. Ironically, Sickles' Jontrey Hunter, who likely replaces McCloud as Gryphons quarterback, is the other.