The Texas Longhorns seemingly remain in a strong position with 2019 Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy running back Noah Cain, as the 5’11, 207-pounder took yet another visit to Austin on Wednesday and seemed to enjoy himself:
Cain also seemed to enjoy his dinner at Vince Young Steakhouse:
Texas fans showing me love in Vince Young's restaurant...— Noah Cain (@therealnoahcain) July 13, 2017
Of any position, the ‘Horns arguably have the most to sell at running back — both Heisman trophies in school history were won by players at the position, Jamaal Charles is just now nearing the end of his star turn in the NFL, and recently-departed D’Onta Foreman was the Doak Walker winner as the nation’s top running back last season.
Add in the fact that position coach Stan Drayton is widely regarded as one of the top teachers of running backs after tutoring breakout Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott at Ohio State and turning little-known UAB product Jordan Howard into one of the unexpected surprises of the 2016 season for the Bears.
And though it’s still relatively early in the process for Cain, who emerged onto the recruiting scene after running for more than 1,000 yards as a freshman at Denton Guyer, he’s had plenty of time to get acquainted with the new coaching staff as a frequent visitor on campus over the last several months.
As a result, the last four predictions in his 247Sports Crystal Ball projections have the consensus four-star prospect eventually choosing the Longhorns.
LSU is also a contender for Cain, who holds over 20 offers, including invitations to play at schools like Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, among others.
Cain is the No. 24 prospect in the 2019 recruiting class, the No. 2 running back, and the No. 3 player in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.