Texas has contacted Colorado CB transfer Cormani McClain

Texas is one of nearly a dozen schools who have communicated with the former 5-Star CB recruit in the 2023 class.
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On3's Hayes Fawcett reported on April 19 that Texas football is one of 11 schools that have reached out to the former Colorado Buffaloes true freshman transfer corner Cormani McClain.

Texas football has contacted Colorado CB transfer Cormani McClain

The other 10 schools that McClain has heard from are the LSU Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Oklahoma Sooners, Auburn Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies, USC Trojans, UCF Knights, South Florida Bulls, Georgia Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins, and Oregon Ducks.

McClain is one of the bigger names available in the NCAA Transfer Portal during the spring window. He entered the transfer portal just after the 45-day window opened for underclassmen on April 16.

He is one of many former Colorado players who have entered the transfer portal since last fall. Colorado has lost nearly three dozen players to the portal in the last six months.

Texas has been targeting a couple of positions of need in the transfer portal this spring, including defensive tackle and potentially punter. While it isn't considered a pressing need to add defensive back depth during the spring portal window, Texas's staff has made it clear that they're evaluating all options necessary in the coming days and weeks on the transfer market.

McClain has three years of eligibility remaining after spending one season with head coach Deion Sanders at Colorado in 2023.

The true freshman corner played nine games and started four for the Buffs last season. McClain registered 13 combined tackles, one tackle for loss, two pass breakups, and three defensive stops in 2023.

McClain was an extremely highly touted five-star recruit hailing from Lakeland High School in Lakeland, FL, in the 2023 class. He ranked as the No. 1 cornerback recruit in the nation in the 2023 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking.

The 6-foot-2 and 165-pound cornerback from Florida signed with Colorado over offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Miami Hurricanes, Florida State Seminoles, Michigan Wolverines, and Ohio State Buckeyes, among many other schools.

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