Western Kentucky announced the signing the second addition to the 2016 recruiting class on Friday, as Caldwell County safety Dee Cain made his commitment official. Cain, who joins junior college defensive tackle Chris Johnson as an early signee, will be eligible to participate in the team's early preparations for the 2016 season during the winter and into spring practice.
As a senior, Cain proved to one of the best in the Bluegrass State, checking at No. 9 in the Scout.com state rankings. A three-star prospect, Cain recently participated in the Best of the Bluegrass all-star contest, helping his team to a win over the Louisville area all-stars.
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"I judged myself as a pretty dominant player in this state and I was able to come out and prove that by helping our team win," he told WKU Insider.
Cain has been gearing up join his new team since committing to WKU in June over scholarship offers from Ball State, Cincinnati, Navy, Ohio and others.
"I'm going to go up there early and start rolling with the team to see if I can get a starting spot and see how things go from there," he said. "We're going to get next season started right and keep things going."
An All-State selection as a junior and senior, Cain is among a large group of in-state prospects that will part of the latest recruiting class that is headed to The Hill, a fact that played a role in his decision.
"They are great in-state team with a lot of guys from in the state, so that was big for me," he said. "They've been rolling with Coach Brohm. He's a great coach. Coach Cassity is a great guy, too. I'm looking forward to getting up there."