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March 31, 2013
For those who have seen the 1987 science fiction action classic, Predator, you probably thought that monster was long gone. But to listen to Sandalwood head coach Adam Geis talk about his star linebacker Kain Daub, you would think the "Predator" is alive and well.
"When he hits people he runs through them, absorbs and annihilates them," he described. "It's like the predator hunting. I mean he's got those long dreads anyways. He's got that infrared man."
Off the field, the Rivals Challenge invitee is anything but a monster.
"He's a nice kid and has no malice in his body," said Geis. "He's a nice kid that smiles all the time and is very friendly. He never talks about himself."
Daub started playing at the age of eight and says he has loved every minute since then. That, plus having an older brother, Chris, who played for Sandalwood, has had a big impact on Kain's life.
"I think my mom putting me in Pop Warner football has been a big advantage, plus my older brother taught me a lot," he said. "He would practice in high school and come right after school and help coach my team. He was tough on me but it made me better."
The six-foot-three, 240 pound inside linebacker feels his strengths are his quickness, size and ability to read an offense.
"He's as major a contributor of a high school team as any quarterback or running back," said Geis. "He's that man in the middle of the defense that is pretty much unblockable."
Geis explained that the Class of 2014 star was an instrumental part of a Saints' defense that has the potential to be among the best this upcoming season.
"If you have a great tailback you keep feeding him the ball, just like if you have a great linebacker you keep him clean and let him make plays," he said. "He's that man in the middle that you just let loose and is the catalyst for what is arguably the best defense in Florida."
Geis feels if there is a better defensive player in the state, he would like to see him. He thinks the camps do not tell the whole story of his player.
"He's phenomenal," he added. "He's almost 6'4" 245, and runs a 4.7. Those kids don't exist in high school. He could play college football right now. He plays the game at a very vicious level."
"Right now, Florida State and Alabama are the two schools that I communicate with the most," he said. "The two schools that I am considering are even right now but I should make a decision in the next month. I'm blessed to have all the offers I have."