Interest Is Heating Up For Florida Athlete

2015 Tampa Bay (Fla.) Technical High School standout, Deon Cain, currently holds three instate offers. caught up with the versatile standout for the latest in his recruitment.

Deon Cain, a rising junior from Tampa Bay (Fla.) Technical High School, is a sought after versatile prospect with numerous colleges inquiring about his services. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Cain threw for 1,645 yards on 132 of 245 pass attempts as a sophomore in 2012, while racking up 10 touchdowns to four interceptions.

While Cain stars behind center for the Titans in high school, Fox Sports Next has Cain ranked the 29th-ranked wide receiver in the 2015 class and could play multiple positions at the next level.

With new schools jumping in Cain's recruitment as of late, caught up with the accomplished athlete for the latest.

"Right now, I have offers from Florida State, South Florida and UCF," Cain said. "I'm getting a lot of interest from Florida, Miami (FL), Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan and Tennessee. Those are the only ones that I can remember off the top of my head, but those are the ones that are showing me a lot of love right now."

As for the trio of schools from the Sunshine State that have offered, each of them are recruiting Cain for the same position.

"Every one of my offers that I have are for athlete," Cain said.

Having the Bulls of South Florida being Cain's second offer, coach Willie Taggart has made a positive impression on the local signal caller early on in his recruitment.

"I love the Bulls," Cain said. "Right now, they're going through a rough season, but I believe they'll pick it back up. Their coaching staff is very good. I think their competitive and they're ready to win. Coach Taggart just needs some time."

For the next few weeks, Cain is set to visit a duo of instate schools.

"I'm going to the Florida game on Saturday when they play Tennessee and next week I'm going to the USF - Miami game," Cain said.

When Cain sits down and is ready to make a decision, academics will play a huge role in his selection process.

"Well first of all, the school will have to have my major," Cain said. "After that, it's going to be my relationship with the coaches and team, like if I get along with them and the percentage of playing time. That's pretty much it."

As for a decision, Cain has an idea of how he wants his recruitment to play out and when he's seeking to make his collegiate choice.

"I'm going to try to do it before my senior season," Cain said. "Hopefully I can do it after the spring. I'm going to try."

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