Tiger commitment Deon Cain jumps to No. 1 wide receiver ranking

247Sports ranks Tampa star as nation's best at his position; Clemson baseball gets another 2016 lefty

Deon Cain (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Deon Cain (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

After a stellar performance last week at The Opening, Clemson commitment Deon Cain is now ranked as the nation's No. 1 wide receiver prospect by 247Sports.

Cain jumped to the top of the list in the website's latest rankings.

Cain, who plays primarily the quarterback position at Tampa (Florida) Tech, is ranked as the nation's No. 4 athlete by ESPN, No. 6 among wideouts by Scout and No. 17 at his position by Rivals.

Clemson remains No. 2, behind Alabama, in ESPN's 2015 team recruiting rankings. The Tigers' class is ranked third by 247Sports behind Alabama and Texas A&M, fourth by Rivals behind Alabama, South Carolina and Texas A&M, and fifth by Scout behind Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn and Penn State.

Who's Next?

The Clemson football staff is down to a handful of spots remaining in the 2015 recruiting class. Two to keep an eye on during the coming days are running back/receiver Ray Ray McCloud of Tampa, Florida and defensive tackle Austin Bryant of Thomasville, Georgia.

Clemson and Florida are considered the front-runners for McCloud, who was a position award-winner at The Opening last week.

Bryant also impressed scouts at The Opening with his one-on-one work against top offensive line prospects, including Clemson commitment Mitch Hyatt.

Baseball Adds Pitcher

The Clemson baseball staff has added another pitcher to its 2016 recruiting class in Jacob Hennessy, a 6-2 lefthander from Inman, South Carolina and Boiling Springs High.

Hennessy, who also plays first base, is Clemson's third commitment for 2016 and its second lefthanded pitcher, joining Ryne Huggins of Newberrry, South Carolina.

Hennessy is a 2014 Perfect Game under-class honorable mention All-American.

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