Ex-Colorado football lightning rod Cormani McClain can end up where everyone thought he would

Lake Gibson (7) Cormani McClain makes a touchdown catch against the  Lakeland defense during first
Lake Gibson (7) Cormani McClain makes a touchdown catch against the Lakeland defense during first / Ernst Peters /The Ledger / USA TODAY

Former Colorado football lightning rod corner Cormani McClain will visit with Florida -- the school that thought they had his services secured before he pivoted his commitment to The U and then ultimately settled on Deion Sanders' Buffs -- and as AthlonSports' Will Thomas writes, can end up with the school everyone thought he'd end up with anyway.

"After making his way to Boulder and seeing limited action last season, McClain is back on the move and could very well find his way back to the school everyone thought he was going to," Thomas prefaced before saying, "For the Gators, adding a talent like McClain would be a big boost to a secondary that needs depth and is looking for someone to step up. While Florida fans may have mixed feelings about Cormani after his recruitment, there's no doubt that he would be a massive addition to Napier's squad."

After the roller coaster McClain was on during his time in Boulder, ending up in the SEC would be a major win for the Lakeland product. It seemed as though USF would be his likely destination after he initially hit the portal given his limited transfer options but it's been quiet on the McClain front since April.

Colorado football players were upset with Cormani McClain after his transfer

The optics of McClain leaving do Coach Prime no favors. After repeated callouts and a kumbaya moment in November where Sanders admitted he was proud of McClain in November, McClain's departure upset the team.

Many, if not most, of the Buffs locker room, including some of its most notable leaders, were greatly bothered by McClain jumping ship and then running to the media and claiming that he didn't want to play for "clicks."

It won't matter much if he ends up at UF, but rest assured, McClain won't be an honorable guest in Boulder for the rest of time.