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Welcome BACK to the U, Zach McCloud

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After taking some time to consider his options, 4-star LB Zach McCloud came to a realization: The University of Miami is the best option available. And, because of that, he re-committed to the Hurricanes program.

Zach McCloud is back where he belongs: committed to Miami
Zach McCloud is back where he belongs: committed to Miami
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During the Miami Hurricanes big recruiting weekend, one that saw 3 current EE commits on campus in Coral Gables, that group grew larger when 4-star LB Zach McCloud (6'2", 220lbs) re-committed to the Canes' program.

McCloud, who was committed to Miami for more than a year, decommitted shortly after the firing of Al Golden, ostensibly to evaluate his options. Auburn, FSU, and others tried to make a run at McCloud. But, in the end, his heart was in Coral Gables. Once it was announced that Mark Richt was the new Head Coach, it was a virtual lock that McCloud would re-commit to Miami, and he did.

McCloud is the 3rd LB in this class, joining fellow Early Enrollees Shaq Quarterman and Michael Pinckney. That trio could form a formidable linebacking corps, as one Canes fan opined on Twitter on  Friday.

McCloud has arguably the highest ceiling of the LB commits. He is a dynamic player who almost assuredly will see the field as a Freshman in 2016.

On top of that, this is the first commit Mark Richt has gotten as head coach. Getting a player of McCloud's caliber is impressive and important as the Hurricanes look to rebuild depth and add top quality talent to the roster.

So yeah, this is a pretty good start for Richt's recruiting in Coral Gables, if you ask me.

McCloud's HUDL higlights are below:

Welcome BACK to the U, Zach!!!