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The latest on Ray Ray McCloud


  by - Staff Writer - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:18 PM
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McCloud is shown here at Dabo Swinney's camp in June

Despite the fact that Ray Ray McCloud Ray Ray McCloud
Running Back
5-10, 170
Tampa, FL

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is set to announce his decision on July 28th – just six days from now – he has not made up his mind and is doing his last minute due diligence to find the right fit.

The 4-star athlete out of Tampa (FL) Sickles has been favoring Clemson, Florida and UCLA. He announced during Nike’s The Opening his decision date, but according to his father, Ray Ray McCloud, Jr. his son has yet to make up his mind on where he will be playing college football.

Many of the national pundits have said that Florida is the team to beat for the 5-9, 176-pound prospect’s service, but his father said that all of his favorite teams are pretty even as of Tuesday afternoon.

“They are all right there - everyone is at a seven or eight,” McCloud, Jr. told TigerNet Tuesday.” Clemson has a good shot. He's just on the fence. He just needs this last little run this week to talk on the phone with coaches and stuff like that. He knows his top three or four.”

Despite all of the reports that are circulating claiming that McCloud has made up his mind, his father said that is simply not the case – there is a lot left to be done before a decision will be reached.

“I know y'all do this a lot, but he really doesn't know where he's going to go,” McCloud, Jr. said. “We still have phone calls to make to coaches at the schools that he's really interested in. He wants to go through some last minute details. He's not decided. Monday he will be decided. He's just doing his due diligence now just to see. He kind of likes three or four of these schools almost the same, if you wanted to say that.”

As a parent of a highly touted prospect, McCloud, Jr. is trying to give his son all of the resources and information that he needs to make an informed decision.

“As his parents, we're just trying to help him weigh his options, write down certain things - what's good about this place, what do you like, stuff like that,” he said. “It's hard as a parent because you are trying to give them the best advice that you can, but at the end of the day it's his decision.”

The younger McCloud’s relationship with running backs coach Tony ElliottTony Elliott
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is what brought the Tigers to the forefront, and his experience on Clemson’s campus as kept the Tigers in the mix.

“Coach Elliott really got him going on Clemson,” he said.” He's been recruiting him hard. He knows that he would be happy. The atmosphere of the place. It's a great school. The love of the city and the school.”
However, it’s the Florida Gators that will get the final visit from McCloud as he will attend their Friday Night Lights program on July 25th.

As a junior, McCloud rushed for 2,316 yards and 26 touchdowns and hauled in nine passes for 192 yards and a touchdown.


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New Story: The latest on Ray Ray McCloud
TigerNet News®
Why the rush to announce if he's still undecided?***
cutigerbob®
That UF check has a "cash by this date" on it...***
CtLiEgMeSrOsN
Re: That UF check has a "cash by this date" on it...***
Dugatiger®
It was a joke, but by no means do I think it's not a real
CtLiEgMeSrOsN
Re: That UF check has a "cash by this date" on it...***
slumdog
Re: That UF check has a "cash by this date" on it...***
slumdog
"we" and "Gurley" in the same sentence...
CtLiEgMeSrOsN
Just as an update, Gurley supposedly will be playing at 225
SOLOS®
Ray Ray....Three words...Nuk, Sammy, NFL
ClemsonSCTiger
Aren't we recruiting him as a RB?***
cutigerbob®
... then insert CJ & AE ... and NFL
apextiger®
Re: Aren't we recruiting him as a RB?***
oldschtiger70®
Three more words: Spiller! Ellington! NFL!***
Tiger_Fan_007®
Re: Ray Ray....Three words...Nuk, Sammy, NFL
allorangeallthetime52®
Hope we land him.....
Prime T. Tiger
He would fit in nicely with our team.***
Tiger_Fan_007®
Re: He would fit in nicely with our team.***
oldschtiger70®
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ALLIN4CU®
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CUtimes2
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babaganoush
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allorangeallthetime52®
Our record with Fla kids speaks for itself
twentytwofifteen
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jerseytiger1980
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allorangeallthetime52®
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thebravetiger®
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tiger0927
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armsb
CJ, give this recruit a call. Show him some love!
Tiger_Fan_007®
If we're even with UF why did he skip us and go
NortherTiger®
Maybe his dad likes Clemson and wishes they had a great shot
Tall_Tiger_Two
That is the impression I have gotten listening to several
mattycu
Me too...wish the kid would see the train wreck UF is about
Tall_Tiger_Two
Re: Me too...wish the kid would see the train wreck UF is about
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Me too...wish the kid would see the train wreck UF is about
armsb
Re: New Story: The latest on Ray Ray McCloud
magoozi
When Muschamp's fired at the end of the season,
TheTigerFan555
Ray to CU...kid has grades and can prosper..
terrier2
I would love to have this kid but
Bleedorange09®
Re: New Story: The latest on Ray Ray McCloud
I bleed orange
UF is a program that is dying
LKN Tiger®
Just my own gut feeling but....
BigCUFan®
The word vicariously comes to mind***
tigerinlosangeles®
Dion Cain is Ray Ray's best friend!! Go Tigers!!
HumbleServant
Re: Dion Cain is Ray Ray's best friend!! Go Tigers!!
oldschtiger70®

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