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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
2014 LB Kain Daub opening things up?

By Derek Tyson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List inside linebacker Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) will likely be one of the top linebackers in the country next year. After the 6-foot-3, 227-pound athlete committed to LSU on July 14, he shut down his recruitment. But now he is thinking about opening things back up.

"My LSU commit is still pretty solid, but I think I'm going to open up the doors up again," Daub said. "Anything could happen, there could be a coaching change and I just want something to fall back on and not just close all doors just because I committed to LSU."

Kain Daub
Linebacker Kain Daub could be one of the top defensive prospects in the class of 2014.
Daub recently transferred from Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Nease to Sandalwood High School and is now playing alongside Alabama defensive end commit DeMarcus Walker. Daub, who has more than 15 offers, said Walker continually tries to get him to switch to Alabama.

"Every day all we do is talk about going to Alabama," Daub said. "Even his girlfriend is talking to me about going to Alabama. All they say is, 'You need to go to Bama. Roll Tide. Roll Tide.' All we do is talk about LSU and Alabama."

For now Daub just laughs and shrugs it off, but he does admit to having some interest in Alabama and USC.

"I like LSU, Alabama and the Univesity of Southern Cal," Daub said. "With USC, they are always really good, and it's part of the country I've never been to. It would be probably be fun to live there and play there."

One school noticeably missing from his list is Florida, a school that is an hour and a half away from his home. Daub, though, says he is ready for a change of scenery.

"I've lived in Florida my whole life and it's just something where I'm ready to get out of the state of Florida," he said. "I just want something different and want to get out and not stay at home for college."

Sandalwood head coach Adam Geis has only had Daub on his team for three weeks, but said he can already tell Daub is a special talent.

"I've seen him for the last two or three weeks and he will be are anchor in the middle at linebacker," Geis said. "Kain is one of those kids you watch and you say, 'Holy cow, who is that dude?' He's just running and trying to hurt people."