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USF transfer QB Jordan McCloud commits to Arizona

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The Arizona Wildcats added some much-needed experience at quarterback on Saturday, landing USF transfer Jordan McCloud, a redshirt sophomore who made 17 starts over the past two seasons.

The Tampa native joins an Arizona quarterback room that also includes Washington State transfer Gunner Cruz, Will Plummer and Kevin Doyle Jr., who have made one combined career start.

McCloud, a dual-threat QB, has three years of eligibility left, though it is unclear when he will be eligible. For his career, he has completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,770 yards, 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while rushing for 357 yards and five touchdowns.

In 2020, McCloud completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,341 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown. That included a monster game against UCF in which he threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns in a 58-46 loss.

McCloud was a three-star recruit coming out of Tampa’s Plant High School. He also had offers from Oregon, Boston College, Iowa State, Maryland, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Southern Miss and Toledo.

“McCloud 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,” wrote our friends over at the Daily Stampede. “What he lacked in a strong arm, he made up for with accuracy that had escaped most signal-callers since Quinton Flowers graduated.”

Here are some of McCloud’s highlights: