One thing we always notice when we see Nick McCloud is the intensity and competitiveness he brings when he's on the field. Always wanting to make a big play he's impressed a bevy of schools to pile up double digit offers. We caught up with the 2016 South Pointe standout to talk about the very latest regarding everything as of late.
His latest offer is from Massachusetts which is his 17th offer to date.
He caught us up to speed regarding his senior season so far.
"It's been great up until teams stopped throwing the ball to my side (laughs), but we've been winning and dominating so it's been really good."
Despite not getting much action his way McCloud has managed to put up some solid numbers.
"I've got 4 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 33 tackles, and 3 pass break ups. I'm not sure about my offensive stats."
The 2016 prospect has a ton of offers and he's also taken some visits recently. He talked about some of the schools that he's seen recently. He also shared some of his experiences with those programs while on his visits as well.
"I've been to Clemson, Georgia, East Carolina, and North Carolina."
"At Clemson the atmosphere was probably the thing I liked the most. The coaches said they really liked me but they are just short on defensive back scholarships right now."
"I love the coaching staff at Georgia and they said they liked me too but they didn't get a chance to review my film like they really wanted to."
"With ECU I loved how hard they played against Virginia Tech and they just wanted me to be a part of their family."
"North Carolina told me to keep doing what I was doing but they had some other offers out there so they couldn't offer me but I love their coaching staff as well. I have a player that played on my 7on7 team that plays for UNC now."
So what's up next for McCloud?
"I don't know yet. I'm trying to get up to Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Appalachain State, and NC State whenever I can."
Who could be the next to offer McCloud?
"Either Vandy or UNC I'm guessing, I don't know though."
We asked McCloud what his goals were for the rest of his senior season and he said, "To prove to everyone why I should've been in the Shrine Bowl and win a state championship with my team."
His omission from the Shrine Bowl was one of the most glaring ones considering his skill set, versatility, and long list of offers. We asked him if the snub lit a fire under him?
"I mean I already had it under me but I guess it added more fuel to the fire so to say."
With that long list of offers currently we asked the South Pointe standout if he has a timeframe for narrowing his list down anytime soon? McCloud's list of offers are from Appalachian State, Buffalo, Charlotte, Citadel, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Furman, Gardner-Webb, James Madison, Kansas State, Marshall, Massachusetts, Miami (Ohio), NC State, and South Carolina State.
"I don't even know. A lot of people are starting to talk to me now and it's just getting crazy so I don't know yet."
We nudged a little more and asked him if any of the schools who've already offered have pulled away from the rest so far?
"I'm still trying to figure them out but I would say NC State, Northwestern, ECU, and Appalachian State right now."
There are some other schools McCloud says he'd love to hear more from down the stretch as we get closer to National Signing Day.
"Stanford and UCLA."
We asked McCloud more about his senior season and asked him which school and player are the toughest he's faced this season and he said, "Northwestern was the toughest team and Shi Smith was the toughest player because he's just a playmaker and he plays super hard."
We'll have more updates with Nick McCloud as he continues to work hard to push his offer list past twenty offers in the coming months so stay tuned here on SCPrepNation.com.
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