Speedy 4-Star Receiver Talks Auburn Offer

Talented Deon Cain discusses his offer from Auburn and his plans for making a decision this summer.

Tampa, Fla.--A four-star prospect and the No. 11 wide receiver in the nation, speedy Deon Cain from Tampa Bay Tech already had a load of top offers including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisville to name a few. This week he added another big offer as the Auburn Tigers jumped in the battle for his services and he said that was another exciting one for him.

"The offer was kind of unexpected because I didn't know I was going to get offered by them," Cain said. "It was pretty big because Auburn is a good school and I'm interested in them."

Being recruited by Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, Cain said that he likes the enthusiasm of the young coach and is anxious to get a closer look at the Tigers when he visits sometime this summer.

"I'm just now talking to him but he seems like a pretty cool dude," Cain said. "I don't know him that much but I'm looking forward to getting to know more about him and Auburn period."

Still very much wide open in his plans with no favorites, Cain said he'll begin to narrow things down sometime later this summer in the hopes of making a decision before his senior season. As of right now however he's not even close to that point.

"I know I'm going to visit Georgia, Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina on a bus tour," Cain said. "We will also visit Auburn and Alabama as well. My goal is to try to get it done at least before the season starts. That's my goal but if I can't get it done by then I will be later."

A 6-2, 193-pounder with 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Cain is being recruited by most schools to play wide receiver even though he plays quarterback in high school. As a junior he completed 70-102 passes for 1,972 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also added over 700 yards on the ground and four more touchdowns. Even though he's got skills at quarterback and could play there on the next level, he said if teams like him more as a receiver that's fine with him.

"I have a few offers at quarterback but it doesn't matter to me," Cain said. "I can play both so whatever a team wants me to play."

Teammates with five-star 2016 wide receiver Nate Craig on a 7-on-7 team, Cain said he's enjoying getting the chance to play with one of his close friends and build a relationship with other top players in the Tampa area.

"It's actually fun because we just get out there and compete," Cain said. "We're on opposite sides but we have a tight bond where we just show out any time we can. We're playing with Ray Ray (Ray McCloud) too so we have some good prospects on the team."

Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories