TE/DT Clayton Cain
Brookwood High School
"I like baseball better. I think I have a better future in baseball than I do in football. I've just played baseball a lot longer. I'd like to play both of them in college, but it would have to be at the right position. I don't want to move to Center like all those other Brookwood tight ends in college," Clayton Cain joked.
Clayton would prefer to be a tight end, but recognizes that his frame may be more conducive to fullback at the next level. On the diamond there is no question as to the place he fits in the best, because Cain is a first baseman all the way. What schools are in the early running for a shot at the two-sport start right now?
"I like Georgia, Auburn and Clemson. Georgia and Clemson are recruiting me harder for baseball right now, while Auburn has been talking to me more about football."
Has one of the three separated themselves to this point?
"Georgia holds a little advantage. They are going to have a better (football) program the next few years than the other schools. I love Coach Perno and his staff. Coach Perno is just very comfortable to talk with, and he has a real laid back personality. Their facilities are great, and I love Foley Field."
While the Dawgs lead early, the two Tigers are hot on their trail. What does Clayton like about each of those schools?
Clemson: "Their tradition. The past few years were incredible, and I love their campus. I like the rural atmosphere."
Auburn: "They have great facilities there, and a good team also. My dad went to school with Coach Renfroe."
While none of his three favorites have stepped forward with an offer just yet, it looks to be just a matter of time before one of these baseball coaches in particular make that a thing of the past. If Clayton was to get the offer he was looking for here in the next few months, it may be a distinct possibly that he would go ahead and sign a baseball scholarship in the early period, although they do not account for all of the expenses that a football scholarship covers.
"If I get the offer from the school I want, I may just sign in the early signing period. I know it doesn't cover what football does, but if I went to Georgia I could get the HOPE as well."
Clayton is an outstanding student with a 3.5 GPA and an 1150 PSAT. His Brookwood Broncos will be a big time factor in the AAAAA baseball state title run in 2004.
Two Sport Star Eyes UGA, Auburn, Clemson
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