TAMPA – Sickles coach Brian Turner said he has seen plenty of recruiters come through to scout his players. But this spring with RB Ray Ray McCloud III has been different.
“I’ve never seen anything like this school has been…” Turner said Thursday night after the Gryphons’ 8-6 spring game victory over Gaither. “It’s just been non-stop. I’ve never seen anything like it, and he handles it incredibly.”
McCloud recently rose to Rivals’ No. 26 overall recruit in the class of 2015. The site also considers him the nation’s No. 2 overall athlete.
About a dozen recruiters – from Florida State, Florida, USF, Clemson and Michigan, among others – watched McCloud rack up 98 yards on 13 touches Thursday night. McCloud has bulked up from 172 pounds to almost 190 and holds offers from almost every major program, including fairly recent offers from Alabama, Michigan and Oregon.
“He’s so special to watch,” Turner said. “You get up sometimes just watching him during a game.”
McCloud isn’t giving any hints about where he might land. He said he plans to take some visits before trimming his list of potential destinations this summer.
“I’m just staying humble and letting my heart lead me where I need to go,” McCloud said.