2015 American Heritage (FL) athlete Desmond Cain is one of SMU's newest football offers. At 5-foot-11, 183-pounds, Cain is rated as a three-star and can play wide receiver or defensive back in college.
An SMU coach --most likely Derrick Odum-- went down to see Cain practice in-person last Thursday and extended him an offer. Cain says he hasn't talked to the coaching staff very much but is hearing positive things about SMU from other people.
"I don't remember the coach's name that offered me, and I actually haven't talked to them that much yet," Cain said. "But I've heard it's actually a great program and a fun school to go to. A former teammate of mine, Darrion Richardson, goes there. He said he loves it there."
SMU also offered Cain's cousin and teammate, Trenard Davis, on its visit to American Heritage. Cain says he is very close with Davis who is a 6-foot, 200-pound athlete in the Class of 2015 as well.
"My cousin and me are planning on visiting together," Cain said. "I don't know when, but we both definitely will visit SMU. It seems like it would be a cool place to play, but I need to check it out some more."
Cain also holds offers from South Carolina and Cincinnati and says he has received interest from Tennessee, too. He says he would prefer to play closer to home, but other factors will be more important to him.
"I want early playing time and a good education," Cain said. "Academics is important because I want to make sure I have everything incase playing football doesn't work out. But I also think I can make a big contribution as a freshman on the field."
Cain is an explosive athlete with all the tools and he hasn't decided whether he would rather play defensive back or wide receiver in college. Schools have talked to him and offered him as both, so Cain says his versatility is an advantage for him.
"My strength is that I'm very aggressive in press coverage, but that can also be a weakness because I can be over aggressive," Cain said. "I'm working on finding the perfect balance between those two. My college coaches will help me with that, so I think I'll improve a lot in college."
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