Florida Football Recruiting: Jeramiah McCloud will live in your backfield

The defensive-end is a projected flip to the Gators
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As the world turns with Florida Football, the Gators saw Peyton Joseph back out of his commitment 60 after he pledged to be a Gator.

But just as the Gators had taken from them, they themselves are looking to take a commit from another SEC foe and have a crystal ball in their favor for a flip.

Florida Football: McCloud Nine

Jeramiah McCloud is a defensive end out of Havana, FL (just outside Tallahassee) listed at 6'4" and 285 pounds. He is considered a four-star by ESPN and Rivals while On3 and 247 listed him as a mid-tier three star.

Deciding which service is right in this case is tough because there isn't a singular play that jumps out as saying "Yep, that's the play that made him a four-star," and yet his six minute junior film paints a picture of a player who lives in the backfield of opposing offensives.

McCloud checks a ton of boxes we like to see from defensive linemen. His motor is high, he is not afraid to impose his will once he gets to the ball, even when faced with double teams he is able to fight through them, and he demonstrates an ability to hold the edge as needed.

Size wise too he falls in line with all the top linemen from the class of 2025.

He committed to Mississippi State back in January, but the Gators offered him in February and have an official visit lined up for June.

Blake Alderman of Swamp247 has logged a crystal ball projection that McCloud is going to flip to Florida, so he is going to be one to keep an eye on and one who's stock could rise even more during the summer camp circuit.