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Friday, May 23, 2014
Tough decision ahead for No. 5 ATH Cain

By Gerry Hamilton

TAMPA, Fla. -- While the thought of picking a college can be tough enough on a top prospect with many of the nation’s best in hot pursuit, deciding on which position to play at the next level -- and how that affects his recruitment -- can be equally as daunting.

For 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete Deon Cain, that is the dilemma he now faces following an offer on Tuesday from LSU -- as a quarterback.

“I haven’t really made a full decision on what position I truly want to play … which position is best for me,” Cain said. “After the season, I will decide that and see what position I want to try and play at the next level. Recently, LSU offered me as a quarterback. That was big because I didn’t really know they were interested in me as a quarterback, so when Coach Cam [Cameron] came here and watched me and offered me, I was shocked. He said he sees a lot of potential in me.”

Dissecting serious interest from schools and deciding on a position could prove to be a tough task for Cain, who is the No. 57 prospect in the ESPN 300. He hopes to make a decision in July or early August.

“Mostly in my process, I’m trying to make a decision before my season starts so I don’t have to deal with all the recruiting stuff. I’m trying to manage it, set up a few visits to the schools I’m interested in,” he said. “Clemson, Florida, Miami, FSU, LSU, Auburn, Georgia and that’s pretty much the ones I talk to daily.

“It’s mostly Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, and Alabama starting to talk to me more ... Tennessee, too, and Auburn. I’m starting to talk to Auburn more, and I’m highly interested in them.”

Cain will definitely be seeing schools in North Carolina and Georgia this summer.

“I’m going on a little bus tour with my 7-on-7 team,” Cain said. “We are going to visit North Carolina, South Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Georgia and Tennessee.”

Cain has an older brother attending Florida, and a brother who attended Florida State. Clemson is considered the favorite headed into the summer, with Florida and Georgia behind the Tigers.