McCloud chooses Clemson over Florida

Ray-Ray McCloud of Tampa, Fla., announced his commitment to Clemson over Florida on Monday night.

Most national recruiting pundits had pegged McCloud as Gainesville bound, especially since he was there for Friday Night Lights last week with his family.

But McCloud, who camped twice with the Tigers, also made a visit to Clemson this spring with his family and all were very impressed by what they saw there. And the Tigers already had a commitment from his best friend Deon Cain. So, McCloud bucked the crystal ball theories and picked the Tigers.

He's the 20th commitment for Clemson's class, which is now ranked as high as No. 2 in the country. He could play running back. He rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 26 touchdowns last season. But he could also end up as a wide receiver.

"I've always liked the Clemson offense," McCloud said this spring. "They try to put the ball in their best players hands."