University of South Florida Bulls: Jordan McCloud Player Profile

The University of South Florida still has Blake Barnett as their starting quarterback. Now they have had Brett Kean and Chris Oladokun both transferred. Barnett has two new backups. Both of them are dual-threat like Barnett. This is the style that head coach Charlie Strong like. The first of two is Jordan McCloud.


Jordan McCloud comes from Plant High School. He signed officially with the University of South Florida in December of 2018. He also had an offer with Oregon University but choose the USF. At Plant, he was used as a dual threat. They used him to run when he saw the chance too. He also has a good arm which could be hard for a defense to prepare for.

After seeing him at the spring game a couple of weeks ago the future looks good. In fact, I saw him run and make plays with his feet. He was also able to run and make accurate throws out of the pocket. This will also help if Barnett gets injured because there will not be to adjust if that happens. The Bulls, of course, had big shoes to fill with Quinton Flowers graduated. I am not saying McCloud is Flowers but they are very similar.

He is a sophomore which means he has time to learn Kerwin Bell‘s system. Bell has a complex offense that loves to move the ball. He likes to run and pass the ball. McCloud had his ups and downs in the spring game. The defense made adjustments for each quarterback that came in. McCloud made some great decisions and will have to do that during the season.

This was a great acquisition for the Bulls. He will be a good quarterback unless he transfers or gets hurt. Blake Barnett is a 5th year senior so McCloud is likely the back-up and will be the starter next year. Let’s see if Strong uses all three quarterbacks in the first game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

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