Up Close: Dee Cain

Dee Cain earned scholarship offers this summer from Georgia State, Murray State, and Cincinnati this summer after showing his athleticism to various coaches. Last night he showed his versatility.

Dee Cain earned scholarship offers this summer from Georgia State, Murray State, and Cincinnati this summer after showing his athleticism to various coaches. Last night he showed his versatility.

Cain is one of those players who can do so many things on the field effectively. He doesn’t have a set position at this point, but the 6-foot, 205-pound junior lined up at wide receiver, running back, and safety for Caldwell County. He played those roles well.

He wasn’t featured at running back, but he was able to get three carries for 19 yards and two touchdowns. He ran well between the tackles on his carries and was very physical in traffic.

Cain was also solid in the receiving game. He was able to make seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. Many of his catches were short routes into open areas and he would pick up the extra yardage on his own.

Where he will likely excel going forward is on the defensive side of the ball. Cain is a physical, strong player who seeks out contact. He is a willing tackler and has no problem putting a big hit on the opposing offense. Cain picked off one pass Friday and returned it 86 yards back to the two yard line.

Cain is going to be a FBS player after the 2016 season. Several schools in the region should be watching Cain closely as he could be the best defensive player in Kentucky’s 2016 class.


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