Ex-Colorado CB Cormani McClain heading to Florida

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 15 May, 2024 at 07:45 PM

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Cormani McClain, the No. 1 cornerback prospect of the Class of 2023, is transferring from Colorado to Florida.

Multiple outlets reported the news on Wednesday, before the Florida native posted a photo and message on social media confirming the news.

"It's always a lesson when you take a lost, as soon as you find it correct it. #Backhome," he wrote.

McClain entered the transfer portal in April after starting four of nine games under head coach Deion Sanders at Colorado last season, recording 13 tackles and two pass breakups.

A Lakeland, Fla., native, McClain visited Florida's campus twice recently, per 247Sports.

As a five-star recruit, McClain committed to Miami but flipped to Colorado in January 2023 to play for Sanders.

Sanders, in an interview last month, said he wants to see his former player succeed at the college level.

"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, a Denver-based outlet. "Unfortunately, we weren't the program that could accomplish that."

--Field Level Media