CoachSpeak: Montgomery on Cain

Demetrius Cain emerged as one of the top running backs in south Mississippi last season. The talented junior led Hazlehurst to the 3A state championship game and is ready for more in 2012. FOXSports/ stopped by "the Hurst" on Wednesday to learn more about the Indians' talented ground gainer.

Demetrius Cain rushed for 1,744 yards in 2011 to go along with 22 touchdowns.

First year head Coach Randal Montgomery comes in from Velma Jackson were he served as offensive coordinator for four years.

During his tenure in Camden, Montgomery had a hand in developing current Arkansas State pledge Michael Gordon.

Coach Montgomery believes Cain has the same college level potential as the talented Gordon.

"When you think of Demetrius you just think of a football player," said Montgomery. "He is a guy that is going to do everything you tell him to do.

"He is not a very vocal guy. He wants to lead by example.

"In practice he is lights out and when those lights come on Friday night he is a heck of a football player."

Heading into the spring Cain will be put through some drills to improve his agility and top end speed.

"Strength is not a problem for him," said Montgomery. "We all could get stronger, but I think the main thing for him is to develop just a little more speed.

"He has a lot of quickness. He is one of those guys that people aren't going to run down, but I would like to see him develop more of a burst.

"On defense, I want him to learn to read the offenses a little better. Other than that he is just a dynamite football player."

College coaches have shown some early interest, but one school appears to be making him a bit of a priority early on.

"Right now the only school that has come by here and asked about him so far is Mississippi State," said Montgomery. "I just kind of scratch my head about that to be honest.

"Coach Knox was down here just the other day and he and I were talking about Demetrius and some of other guys, but he is the only one that has come so far.

"I know one thing for sure and that whoever gets him is getting a great football player who can do whatever you ask him to do."

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