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)
Name POS Ht/Wt Hometown ESPN Rank
Mitch Hyatt Photo Mitch Hyatt OT 6-6/270 Suwannee, GA
Garrett Williams Photo Garrett Williams TE/DE 6-4/215 Orlando, FL
Kelly Bryant Photo Kelly Bryant QB 6-4/205 Piedmont, SC
Noah Green Photo Noah Green OT 6-5/275 Boiling Springs, SC
Van Smith Photo Van Smith ATH/RB 6-0/170 Charlotte, NC
Shadell Bell Photo Shadell Bell WR 6-3/190 Decatur, GA
Deon Cain Photo Deon Cain ATH 6-2/200 Tampa, FL
Tucker Israel Photo Tucker Israel QB 6-0/195 Orlando, FL
Sterling Johnson Photo Sterling Johnson DT 6-4/265 Clayton, NC
Jake Fruhmorgen Photo Jake Fruhmorgen OT 6-5/280 Tampa, FL
Zach Giella Photo Zach Giella OT 6-6/285 Augusta, GA
Tanner Muse Photo Tanner Muse LB/S 6-4/205 Belmont, NC
Kaleb Chalmers Photo Kaleb Chalmers CB 5-11/170 Greenwood, SC
Chad Smith Photo Chad Smith LB 6-4/215 Sterling, VA
Gage Cervenka Photo Gage Cervenka DT 6-3/280 Greenwood, SC --
Juwuan Briscoe Photo Juwuan Briscoe RB/CB 6-1/185 Waldorf, MD --

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spacer can't get the #4 wr? typical. fire Jack.***
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spacer "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 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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