Kain Daub is one of the more skilled players in the Class of 2014, and he’s reportedly made a decision about where he is going to take those talents and play college football.
According to ESPN.com, Daub will be attending Florida State and playing football for the Seminoles beginning next season.
It’s quite a victory for Jimbo Fisher, as this Sandalwood High School product was on the radar of numerous prestigious programs around the nation.
247 Sports listed Alabama, Auburn, Miami, North Carolina, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, USC, Vanderbilt and West Virginia as just a few of Daub’s many suitors.
It’s no surprise, considering 247 Sports’ rankings grade this interior linebacker out as 5-star talent and the second-best player at his position, coming in at No. 26 overall on the big board.
The star out of Jacksonville, Florida is extremely physical and uses his height to an advantage, which isn’t surprising considering he stands at a solid 6’2”, 243 pounds. Despite that big frame, Daub can fly around the field to make tackles and produce sacks in the backfield.
He’s always looking to make the big play and certainly is capable by delivering crushing hits and relentlessly pursuing the quarterback.
With signal-callers dominating all levels of football right now, the value of a pass-rushing MLB like Daub cannot be underestimated. This kid is able to stop the run just fine, but truly excels when given the green light to work his way behind the line of scrimmage.
There’s certainly room for Daub to improve, as he needs to work on his lateral speed and has plenty of room to add more muscle. That certainly shouldn’t be a problem down in Tallahassee, as plenty of stud athletes have been groomed in campus weight rooms and cafeterias.
Daub certainly appears to be and up-and-coming star, so look for him to start shining under the bright lights of Doak Campbell Stadium in the near future.