Clemson-bound Deon Cain wraps up The Opening with highlight reel TD catches

Scout: Cain 'was quick off of the line of scrimmage, showed very good acceleration and was a waterbug to try and cover'

Deon Cain (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Deon Cain (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Clemson four-star wide receiver commitment Deon Cain displayed his quick-strike ability from both near and far during 7-on-7 competition at The Opening.

The Tampa, Florida standout scored a pair of impressive touchdowns - one when he grabbed a mid-range slant from Texas A&M commitment Kyler Murray, turned on the jets, and distanced himself from a pair of pursuing defenders.

Another highlight moment came when Cain beat tight coverage at the line of scrimmage, and got himself open in the corner of the end zone for a game-winning touchdown catch in overtime.

Cain, who stars as a quarterback at Tampa Tech, earned rave reviews from Scout, which noted that he "made plays all over the field" and "was quick off of the line of scrimmage, showed very good acceleration and was a waterbug to try and cover."

Several awards were handed out as The Opening wrapped up on Thursday. Four-star Alabama quarterback commit Blake Barnett won the Elite 11 quarterback MVP competition. Five-star Apopka, Florida prospect Martez Ivey won the offensive line MVP, while five-star Clayton Valley, California recruit Kahlil McKenzie won the defensive line MVP. Three-star North Carolina commit Tommy Hatton won the one-on-one offensive line MVP. Byron Cowart of Seffner, Florida was honored as the best one-on-one defender.

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robtthetiger44#293707 writes:

Could we have another "almost" Sammy headed our way? I doubt it but can always hope and dream he is 75% as good as Sammy was and is. That would be a big deal if he were that good.

TigerNE writes:

Cain will be a stellar addition in a few years. But let's not forget before that we will have a chance to see Trevion Thompson's stuff.

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