Ex-Colorado CB McClain moving to Florida

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior Citizen WriterMay 15, 2024, 12:52 PM ET


    • College football press reporter.
    • Joined ESPN.com in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Former Colorado cornerback Cormani McClain, who headlined coach Deion Sanders’first recruiting class with the Buffaloes, is moving to Florida, his agent, Hector Rivas of Disruptive Sports, told ESPN.McClain, ESPN’s No. 14 hire in 2023, visited Florida last week with his mom

      and Rivas. The Lakeland, Florida, native will go back to his home state after going into the transfer website last month.After a slow start to last season, he started four games and appeared in 9 for Colorado

      , taping 13 deals with and 2 pass breaks up. McClain initially devoted to Miami however turned to Colorado in January 2023, soon after Sanders was worked with. In a YouTube video published quickly after he entered the website, McClain said he planned to” bring the old variation of me out and alter the narrative of [what] everyone’s thinking of my name, become part of a real and a great program that’s going to impact me at my finest abilities.”He kept in mind that academics have never ever held him back which he does not wish to”just bet clicks, I want to be involved in an excellent prominent program.”McClain, who will have three years of eligibility left and a redshirt readily available, joins a Florida defense that has been aggressive in the website this winter and spring. The Gators also included protective backs Jameer Grimsley(Alabama), Asa Turner( Washington)and Trikweze Bridges(Oregon), and likewise made additions at linebacker and along the line.Sanders, in an interview last month with DNVR Sports, said he wants the very best for McClain.”I pray to God that he goes to a program that challenges him, in addition to holds him liable and establishes him as a boy, “Sanders told DNVR.” Regrettably, we weren’t the program that could accomplish that.”

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