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Written by Andrew Spivey, March 20, 2014, 4 Comments,
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With the Gators kicking off spring practice there will soon be dozens of prospects rolling through Gainesville, taking unofficial visits to watch practice. Two prospects, however, didn’t wait until this week to visit Gainesville, instead deciding to visit Gainesville last weekend.

One of those prospects was receiver Deon Cain (6-1, 190, Tampa, FL Tech) who enjoyed his visit with his good friend Ray Ray McCloud.

“My visit to Florida went wonderful. Both Ray Ray and myself enjoyed ourselves up there,” Cain said. “The coaches explained themselves about what was going on with the program and how they expect the team to be better this year compared to last year.”

When Cain was on campus last Thursday he got the chance to sit down with new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper who talked to him about he would fit into the Florida offense if he chooses the Gators.

“When I visited Florida on Thursday I got to talk to Coach (Kurt) Roper about where I would fit into the offense at,” Cain said. “He said that he’s going to be running the spread offense and that he thinks I can fit outside at the receiver position so I could get the ball more but he also said that I can fit anywhere on the field in the offense.”

Florida would love to land Cain and his friend McCloud and right now the two prospects want to play together in college as a package deal.

“Me and Ray Ray grew up together and have been friends since we were little so we made a decision to try and go to college together,” Cain said. “So now we just go on every visit together and tell coaches we want to play together so that coaches know that.”

Cain is in no rush to make any kind of commitment but he does have a plan to narrow things down after this spring.

“I’ll cut it down after I take more visits this spring,” Cain said. “Right now I’m just trying to talk to as many coaches as I can and visit as many places as I can.”

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About Andrew Spivey

Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. snowprintMarch 20, 2014, 2:30 pm

    I know it’s slow and there isn’t anything to report, but an article about someone enjoying a visit? It’s only newsworthy if someone doesn’t enjoy a visit, and is a recruit ever going to say: “I hated it here. This school really sucks, etc.”? When you have something to report that isn’t just the same old tripe, I’m all ears. Otherwise, it’s like hearing about how much Jeff Driskel has improved from the coaches, just meaningless babble.

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyMarch 21, 2014, 12:25 pm

      Sorry that you didn’t like the article but most of our members want to have updates from every prospect that visits Florida.

  2. wendelljonesMarch 22, 2014, 10:33 am

    Why are the gators having such a slow start on 2015 recruits. In the top 300 ESPN recruits we have none. Almost all of our key competitors have already gotten 3 to 8 committed. Teams like FSU, UGA, LSU, Tex A&M., Bama, and Tenn. Even KY has one commit from Florida in the top 300. We have three 3 star and maybe 3 with no rating so far and none in the top 300. What are they selling at schools like Tenn that we can’t? Their record is no better than ours and they have a much weaker state for recruiting than Florida. Are we just poor recruiters or what?

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyMarch 22, 2014, 12:08 pm

      A lot of the guys Florida is after this year are high profile prospects who want to take their time. No reason to be worried right now.

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With the Gators kicking off spring practice there will soon be dozens of prospects rolling through Gainesville, taking unofficial visits to watch practice. Two prospects, however, didn’t wait until this week to visit Gainesville, instead deciding to visit Gainesville last weekend.

One of those prospects was receiver Deon Cain (6-1, 190, Tampa, FL Tech) who enjoyed his visit with his good friend Ray Ray McCloud.

“My visit to Florida went wonderful. Both Ray Ray and myself enjoyed ourselves up there,” Cain said. “The coaches explained themselves about what was going on with the program and how they expect the team to be better this year compared to last year.”

When Cain was on campus last Thursday he got the chance to sit down with new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper who talked to him about he would fit into the Florida offense if he chooses the Gators.

“When I visited Florida on Thursday I got to talk to Coach (Kurt) Roper about where I would fit into the offense at,” Cain said. “He said that he’s going to be running the spread offense and that he thinks I can fit outside at the receiver position so I could get the ball more but he also said that I can fit anywhere on the field in the offense.”

Florida would love to land Cain and his friend McCloud and right now the two prospects want to play together in college as a package deal.

“Me and Ray Ray grew up together and have been friends since we were little so we made a decision to try and go to college together,” Cain said. “So now we just go on every visit together and tell coaches we want to play together so that coaches know that.”

Cain is in no rush to make any kind of commitment but he does have a plan to narrow things down after this spring.

“I’ll cut it down after I take more visits this spring,” Cain said. “Right now I’m just trying to talk to as many coaches as I can and visit as many places as I can.”

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