With the success Rodriguez has had in developing running backs, expect recruits to listen to his pitch with an open ear.
"Arizona has started to recruit me a little bit more and I'm just listening to what they have to say," McCloud said. "They said that they thought I was a pretty diverse player who can line up at a lot of different places.
"They've basically told they liked my game and think I would fit in their style."
Impressing McCloud on a visit will be incredibly important because he already has visited some of the best schools in the country.
"I'm looking for the coach's connection with his players and how the playing environment is on game day," he said. "I've been to some pretty good schools and that is something that a lot of them have."
Although he has trekked to many of the schools in the Southeast, McCloud's top priority is having a successful junior season.
"My season is going well," McCloud said. "I've gotten a lot of yards and touchdowns. I think I can play better though, and everyone on the team thinks we can get better.
"I'm just trying to focus on getting to the linebacker level and then I'm gone."
It's McCloud's trademark speed that has college coaches so intrigued.
"I've always been fast and this summer I worked on my sprints and stuff like that," McCloud said. "I seriously want to take it to the house each time."
McCloud is focused on tearing up the high school competition because he has no clue how his recruitment will play out.
"I have no idea at all when I will decide," he said. "I‘ve gone on a lot of unofficial visits, so I've got some places I can compare, but at the same I want to see what everyone has to offer."