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Redshirt Sophomore QB Jordan McCloud Announces He’s in Transfer Portal

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A crowded quarterback room got a little less crowded.

NCAA Football: Central Florida at South Florida Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jordan McCloud announced that he will be leaving the South Florida Bulls football team, and will enter the transfer portal on Saturday.

McCloud has had an up-and-down career with USF as he battled turnovers and injuries for most of 2019, as well as fierce competition from other QBs in the room. What he lacked in a strong arm, he made up for with accuracy that had escaped most signal-callers since Quinton Flowers graduated.

The Plant alum completed over 60% of his passes in 2020, and threw for 1,341 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He threw for 2,770 yards, 21 touchdowns, and threw 11 interception 20 games, including 17 starts. He added another five touchdowns on the ground.

McCloud’s best game as a Bulls turned out to be his final game. On Black Friday versus Central Florida, McCloud threw for 404 yards—third-highest passing game in USF history—, four touchdowns, and one highlight reel truck stick for a touchdown.

While his time on the field with the Bulls split the fan base into groups, including the TDS staff, there’s little doubt McCloud became a leader of the team during the summer as he, and fellow Bulls helped lead the clean up after a night of protests over the summer destroyed local businesses.

The Bulls brought in Miami transfer Jarren Williams, and freshman Timmy McClain during the early signing period. McCloud had already gone through a protracted quarterback competition in 2020 after new head coach Jeff Scott brought in UNC transfer Cade Fortin, and Alcorn State transfer Noah Johnson.

McCloud will have three years of eligibility remaining

Good luck wherever you end up Jordan.