The Clemson Tigers added another significant piece to their class of 2015 with the verbal commitment of four-star wide receiver Deon Cain (Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Tech) who becomes the 18th commitment for head coach Dabo Swinney.
Cain is the No. 76 player overall, the No. 9 wide receiver and the No. 15 player in the state of Florida according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and picked Clemson over offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, Florida State and Tennessee, among others.
The 6-1, 190-pound Cain actually plays quarterback for his high school team but was recruited as a wide receiver to Clemson who continues to find talented pass-catchers in the Sunshine State like Artavis Scott and All-American receiver turned first round pick Sammy Watkins.
Cain has worked as a receiver in various camps where he displayed much better route-running ability that you would expect out of a player with limited experience at the position. As an athlete playing quarterback, Cain has shown to be a player who can make plays after the catch because of his change-of-direction skills.
He is not a burner like some other receivers, particularly slot receivers much smaller than Cain, but he’s not slow by any stretch as he has a fluid stride and deceptive acceleration and speed.
The more experience he gains in summer camps working on his hands and running the route tree, the more prepared Cain will be when he arrives for his freshman season as he makes the full transition to wide receiver from quarterback.
The addition of Cain moves Clemson into the second spot for class rankings according to 247Sports, trailing the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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