Cain Signs With DePaul

Eli Cain, a 6-6 wing from New Jersey officially signed his national letter of intent with the Blue Demons today.

Elijah Cain first verbally committed to DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell in March following his official visit to Chicago and was then re-recruited to the program by new coach Dave Leitao.

"(Leitao) is great," Cain said of his future coach. "We're both hungry for success."

Cain had been considered one of the top five available small forwards in the Class of 2015 by Scout.com.

The senior from St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark has seen his stock rise during his senior year.

Cain had verbally committed to Delaware in the fall, but then backed off on his pledge to the Blue Hens.

He was also receiving interest from Delaware, Iona, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Wagner.

Cain was recruited to DePaul by assistant coach Billy Garrett. He credited his relationship with Garrett as a big key to his recruitment.

"I have a real good relationship with (Garrett)," Eli said. "He's cool."

Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels likes Cain as a good pickup for the late signing period.

“Cain has good size for the perimeter at 6-foot-6, has a long set of arms and is a quality athlete,” said Daniels. “He has potential as a defender as well. Cain is a nice looking option late in the game.”

Cain joins Oumar Barry, Raymond Doby, and Develle Phillips in the Class of 2015 for the Blue Demons.

DePaul still has one scholarship available for 2015.


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