February 23, 2007

Cain splits the gridiron and diamond

Eric Cain out of Littleton (Colo.) Dakota Ridge High School is a two-sport star that has begun to hear from colleges for both football and baseball.

As a football player, the junior is a pro-style quarterback; on the baseball field, he is a shortstop who hits for power and average.

"He likes baseball and football," said Eric's father, Jim Cain. "He needs to make a decision pretty soon [between the two sports], but I think he will let them both play out and see what happens."

Standing only 6-feet tall at around 200 pounds, Cain is not your prototypical pocket passer, but he has some mobility with a 4.65 40.

"I throw well on the move," he said. "We do a lot of roll outs, and I think I may be a little more accurate on the move."

With that in mind, he knows he has some things to work on.

"I'm looking to get stronger and faster," he said. "And I need to work on my pocket passing."

Although he is a smaller QB, Cain doesn't think he has a small arm.

"I think my arm is pretty good," he said. "I think he has a good arm for both sports," added his father.

Arizona, Illinois, Kansas State, New Mexico, Washington State, Pepperdine and Vanderbilt have all contacted Cain about his football abilities. Santa Clara and Wichita State are interested in his baseball skills.

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