Colorado defensive back Cormani McClain commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators hosted one of the top prospects from the 2023 class on campus this week after he decided to enter the transfer portal this spring.

Colorado defensive back Cormani McClain was on campus at Florida this week after he visited Gainesville on Friday to meet with the coaching staff.

McClain was one of the top players in the country in the Class of 2023 and picked Colorado over Florida out of Lakeland High School.

The defensive back went to Colorado and played in 13 games and accounted for 13 tackles and two pass break-ups but McClain and Deion Sanders had several disagreements that led to the defensive back entering the transfer portal.

McClain committed to Florida on Wednesday and will be a walk-on with the Gators as Billy Napier and his coaching staff will give the defensive back a chance to earn a scholarship.

The addition of McClain is a low-risk high reward situation as McClain clearly has talent and the staff hopes a fresh start and being close to home will help the defensive back both on and off the field.

McClain joins a defensive back room that should be much improved this year under new assistant coach Will Harris .

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.