Four-star athlete Ray-Ray McCloud III of Tampa Sickles made a trip to Florida on Tuesday, his second this month.
He visited with Tampa Bay Tech athlete Deon Cain on March 12 and watched the Gators go through their own version of Pro Day for their players.
This time around, he was able to see them do much more.
“It was a good experience,” McCloud said. “It was my first Florida practice. So I’m glad I got to watch the players and see how the coaches coach. I learned a lot from them in meetings and then seeing it out there on the field.”
McCloud has also visited UF on several occasions in the past. What does he like about it that keeps bringing him back?
“A lot,” he said. “Coaches make you feel at home. It’s like I’m family. And I can tell they want to win by watching practice.”
In January, McCloud told The Sun Florida was primarily recruiting him at running back and he preferred to play that position.
Now McCloud says he’s unsure of what he wants to do, and UF is looking at him for both sides of the ball. He spent most of Wednesday’s practice paying attention the cornerbacks and secondary coach Travaris Robinson.
“The running back stuff I already know, so I was trying to learn new techniques at DB,” McCloud said. “It’s one of the hardest positions to play, and all I do is running back on my high school team. So I’m trying to pick up on things if (the corner position) is my choice going into college.”
The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder still took time to check out offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and the installation of his system.
“I like the new offense,” he said. “They’re putting their best players out in space, and it fits me.”
The Rivals250 member claims no leader and doesn’t have a timetable for his decision. He plans to visit Clemson and South Carolina next weekend.