Chris McClellan, a four-star defensive save in the 2022 division, committed live to Florida Tuesday on CBS Sports HQ. McClellan, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound athlete from Owasso High School (Oklahoma), was ranked as the 101st overall player in the 247Sports Composite and 18th defensive player in his class. He chose Gators over Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State and USC.
McClelland decided to pick the Gators despite the fact that coach Dan Mullen was fired by the school on Sunday.
Gabe Brooks, 247Sports Midlands recruiting analyst, provided this recruiting report on McClellan.
Brooks writes: “Large-field defensive line-up who can fit a variety of roles on many fronts.” “Good height with very good length. Has a near college ready size but fits in bulk and can fit larger quantities on request thanks to its long armament construction. strong as a real back end, standing edge and Defender inside. Functional fitness continues to impress. Cuts the ball fairly quickly in most cases. A few are really at the point of attack. Forehand with the power of long throws and crosses in one-on-one matches.
“Plays with above-average body control over mass and position projections. Shows a rather narrow turning radius for a nearly 300-pounder. Good lateral range and backed by time. impressive shuttle for the size. Closes well and also shows agility when turning in pursuit. The powerful bull racer has shown some nuances of counterattack, but is still expanding his set of moves. Can improve cushion consistency and tighten balance when leverage and center of gravity are lower. Usually go high as a tackle. Sometimes, catches traffic and can improve technique / manual brute force to speed up the retreat High defensive formation with excellent natural physical tools and stamina. NFL Drafts Ceiling.”
McClellan has officially visited all five of his final candidates since the dead recruitment deadline was lifted on June 1. He’s the 12th member of the Gators recruiting team, though that is a flexible number considering new hires are likely to arrive before the initial signing period.
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