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Former No.1 CB Cormani McClain Transfers to Florida Gators

Cornerback Cormani McClain down in a stance for Colorado Buffaloes Football

Former Colorado Buffaloes cornerback Cormani McClain who headlined  Buffaloes head coach Deion Sander's first recruiting class announced he is transferring to play for the Florida Gators next season his agent Hector Rivas of Disruptive Sports told ESPN.

McClain, 20, was the No.14 recruit in the 2023 class who was touted as a “generational talent”  with an NFL-ready frame coming out of Lakeland Senior High School in Lakeland, Florida. 

McClain will now return to his home state to begin his sophomore season and hope to get off to a better footing than his freshman season which saw him start in four games and appear in nine for Colorado, recording 13 tackles and two pass breakups.

McClain will have three years of eligibility left and a redshirt available for his collegiate career. He will be joining a loaded Gators defense that has been busy reloading their defensive unit acquiring other transfers such as defensive backs Jameer Grimsley (Alabama), Asa Turner (Washington), and Trikweze (Oregon) as well as other additions on the defensive frontline and linebackers.

"I pray to God that he goes to a program that challenges him, as well as holds him accountable and develops him as a young man," Sanders told DNVR. "Unfortunately, we weren't the program that could accomplish that."

McClain becomes the 10th player to leave Colorado via the transfer portal as he looks to elevate his game and name to NFL status in his hometown in the coming seasons.


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