Commitment No. 4 for WKU: Dee Cain

Western Kentucky University has landed commitment No. 4 for the football Class of 2016 - Caldwell County safety Dee Cain. One of the top prospects in the state of Kentucky, Cain picked the Toppers over offers from Cincinnati, Georgia State and Ohio.

Caldwell County safety Dee Cain took a look at a bunch of colleges.

And he kept thinking about one that "felt like home," so on Wednesday he decided to end his recruitment and commit to that school - Western Kentucky University.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Cain is considered one of the top prospects in the state of Kentucky and also had offers from Cincinnati, Georgia State and Ohio U., with a ton of other interest, including Louisville and Kentucky.

"It was just that it felt like home, it basically is home," said Cain, who is from Princeton, Ky. "They showed a lot of love and it just felt more safe to go to Western and play under coach (Jeff) Brohm and coach (Mike) Cassity.

"They are great coaches and it's a family there."

Cain, who also plays wide receiver in high school, will be a safety at WKU. As a junior, Cain rushed for 211 yards and eight touchdowns, while also racking up 718 yards receiving and eight TDs. He had two interceptions, one fumble recovery and 24 tackles on defense.

While he knows there is playing time to be had early on, Cain said "the biggest reason was because it was like such a big family." He said the coaches were excited to have him on board.

"We talked about me coming there and making big plays as a freshman," Cain said. "I'm excited. I gave them my word and my word is very 100 percent. It's such a relief for me. Now I can focus on my senior season."

Cain is the fourth commitment for Western Kentucky's 2016 signing class, joining Woodford County lineman Seth Joest, Bowling Green lineman Jordan Meredith and Frankfort tight end/defensive end Anthony Robinson.


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