4-Star Linebacker Checks Out Auburn

Class of 2016 football prospect Zach McCloud made a trip from south Florida to visit Auburn. He talks about the Tigers and recruiting in this report.

Lantana, Fla.--Four-star outside linebacker Zach McCloud committed to the Miami Hurricanes back in November, but has said for a while he wanted to check out other colleges.

On Monday he spent the day at Auburn and said he was impressed. “I really enjoyed my visit,” he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “It is a fun place to be.

“I toured the facilities and got to meet some of the players, and I also stayed in their dorm,” he said. “I had a good time.”

McCloud, who will be a senior this fall at Santaluces High School, noted that he is still committed to play football for the Hurricanes.

Asked what he is seeking in a college, he said, “I am looking for a place that is going to develop me, a place that has the academic programs I?am looking for and at the end of the day I need to feel at home.”

The prospect, who noted that he is an honor student in high school, said he wants to study kinesiology in college.

Currently six-foot-two, 220 pounds, McCloud is 17 years and may get larger. “I am still growing,” he said.

As he prepares for his senior season, the prospect said, “Most of all I am working on my pass coverage. At the same time I am making sure I am not hitting people who aren’t necessary to hit and spending my energy better.”

Other than his trip this week to Auburn he said the only other college football program he has visited on a recruiting trip is Florida Atlantic, but said he will likely check out some others this summer. He is considering visits to Florida, Florida State and Georgia and has an official visit set up with Stanford.

Asked what would prompt him to choose a program other than Miami, he said, “I really don’t know,” adding that he is still trying to learn more about other colleges.

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