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.
Proud to say I'm committed to Miami— Zach McCloud (@chief__20) December 12, 2015
Back like I never left pic.twitter.com/YSwH8lZQ4K— Zach McCloud (@chief__20) December 12, 2015
Welcome home Zach! It's a great day to be a Cane! pic.twitter.com/hEsfYChn8I— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) December 12, 2015
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: