Tigers land 4-star wide receiver


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Tigers land 4-star wide receiver

Clemson’s recruiting is on a roll.

The Tigers picked up commitment number 16 Friday afternoon when 4-star wide receiver Deon Cain gave his verbal commitment during a ceremony at his school.

Cain is ranked as the No. 57 player nationally in the ESPN 300, and is ranked as the fifth-best athlete in the nation. He is also listed as the No. 13 player out of the state of Florida.

The 6-1, 190-pound prospect – who plays quarterback at Tampa (FL) Tampa Bay Tech - chose the Tigers over Florida, Florida St., Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Miami. Only LSU offered Cain as a quarterback.

He is the second receiver picked up for the 2015 cycle, along with Shadell Bell.

Cain completed 49 percent of his 245 pass attempts in 2013, throwing for 1,945 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

"He's probably the most athletic kid I've ever coached," said Jayson Roberts, his high school coach. “The number of things he can do as a receiver, run, jump, I've never seen a kid so comfortable with the ball in the air. He just plucks the ball out of the air. He makes everything look so effortless. He's such a smooth athlete and one of the most competitive kids I've been around."

Roberts said that Cain is also the kind of leader the Tigers are looking for.

“Those leadership qualities are going to translate well to the next level," Roberts said. "Having that pressure that everything was going to go thru him, playing at Clemson and on that big stage is not going to affect him at all."




2015 FOOTBALL COMMITS (16)
NamePOSHt/WtHometownESPN Rank
Mitch Hyatt PhotoMitch HyattOT6-6/270Suwannee, GA
Garrett Williams PhotoGarrett WilliamsTE/DE6-4/215Orlando, FL
Kelly Bryant PhotoKelly BryantQB6-4/205Piedmont, SC
Noah Green PhotoNoah GreenOT6-5/275Boiling Springs, SC
Van Smith PhotoVan SmithATH/RB6-0/170Charlotte, NC
Shadell Bell PhotoShadell BellWR6-3/190Decatur, GA
Deon Cain PhotoDeon CainATH6-2/200Tampa, FL
Tucker Israel PhotoTucker IsraelQB6-0/195Orlando, FL
Sterling Johnson PhotoSterling JohnsonDT6-4/265Clayton, NC
Jake Fruhmorgen PhotoJake FruhmorgenOT6-5/280Tampa, FL
Zach Giella PhotoZach GiellaOT6-6/285Augusta, GA
Tanner Muse PhotoTanner MuseLB/S6-4/205Belmont, NC
Kaleb Chalmers PhotoKaleb ChalmersCB5-11/170Greenwood, SC
Chad Smith PhotoChad SmithLB6-4/215Sterling, VA
Gage Cervenka PhotoGage CervenkaDT6-3/280Greenwood, SC--
Juwuan Briscoe PhotoJuwuan BriscoeRB/CB6-1/185Waldorf, MD--

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spacer can't get the #4 wr? typical. fire Jack.***
GeeVille Tiger
spacer "Plucks the ball out of the air" Matt Millen would love him.***
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spacer Re: "Plucks the ball out of the air" Matt Millen would love him.***
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spacer Thanks for fixing my friday Cain. Welcome!***
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spacer TOO SOON
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spacer Wow!!!!!! Hopefully a Top 3 Class come February.***
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spacer Already #2 on Rivals as of now!***
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spacer Welcome to "Wide Receiver U" - Cain!***
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spacer Still hoping we land George Campbell
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spacer Great news! Love the Twitter pic!
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spacer There you go LbB.
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spacer This is a huge get! He's gonna be a stud for us!!***
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spacer Looks like this kid is having FUN and LOVING Clemson
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