Profile - Nick McCloud
Rock Hill, South Carolina defensive back Nick McCloud holds over 20 offers. With signing day just around the corner, Nick has narrowed his list and has set up a new visit.Georgia Tech is the new school that has entered Nick’s recruitment. "Coach (Mike) Sewak told me that they are very interested in me and he wants me to come to Atlanta for an official visit.” Nick plans to visit Tech on the 22nd.
Coach Sewak let Nick know that they would be offering him on his visit. "They want to make it more personalized and shake hands on the offer. I liked the way he handled that."
Nick likes the idea of possibly coming to Tech and competing for playing time. Tech has graduated all four starters in their secondary. “They let me know that all the jobs will be wide open in the spring and fall.” Tech defensive coordinator Tech Roof will be visiting McCloud this Sunday. “I'm looking forward to meeting Coach Roof. He would be my position coach as well as the defensive coordinator."
Tech has been recruiting Nick for over a month. "We have gotten to know one another and they have set up everything like it is supposed to happen.” Tech has received Nick’s transcripts and they talked to him about what he is looking for in a school. “They basically got to know me and I got to know the coaches.”
Nick has narrowed his list of 23 offers to five schools. "North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and UCLA are the schools that really stand out to me.” Nick feels that Georgia Tech could move to the top of his list depending on how good the visit goes. “I have two uncles that live in Atlanta and that is big thing that Tech has going for them.” Atlanta is only 3 ½ hour drive so his family would have an easy drive to Nick’s games.
Finding a school with his major will play a role in Nick’s decision. "I want to study business economics in order to get a sports management degree.” Nick will also be looking for a coaching staff that will push him. He will also be looking for the opportunity to earn early playing time. Lastly, he's looking for good team chemistry.
The decision for McCloud will come the week after Nick takes his visit to Tech. “I'll talk it over with my family and decide on a school. I'd like to make my announcement on signing day.”