National top-five wide receiver Deon Cain commits to Clemson

With the addition of 247Sports' No. 2 WR, Clemson climbs to No. 2 behind Alabama in Rivals' team rankings

Deon Cain (Tampa Bay Tech photo)

Deon Cain (Tampa Bay Tech photo)

The playmakers just keep coming for the Clemson football program.

In the aftermath of the loss of Sammy Watkins DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and Jaron Brown to the NFL over the past two years, Clemson continued its restocking effort on Friday with the addition of Deon Cain, a 6-1, 190-pound four-star wideout from Tampa Bay Tech in Tampa, Fla.

Cain is ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports and No. 5 by ESPN. Both networks rank him among the top 60 players nationally for 2015.

A proficient high school quarterback, Cain chose Clemson over Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Georgia and Tennessee, among others.

He's the second wide receiver to commit to Clemson's class, joining Shadell Bell of Decatur, Ga. The Tigers' group of 16 commitments climbed to No. 2 in Rivals' team rankings following Cain's commitment.

Cain and Bell will join a receiving corps that includes four highly-rated 2014 freshmen - Artavis Scott, Demarre Kitt, Kyrin Priester and Trevion Thompson.

Cain passed for nearly 2,000 yards and rushed for more than 700 as a high school junior.

Clemson is expected to pick up another commitment on Saturday from Bamberg-Ehrhardt, SC defensive end LaSamuel Davis, a consensus three-star prospect.

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