The Texas Longhorns coaching staff have officially begun to take part in the contact period in the immediate aftermath of their Big 12 Championship appearance.
Since the game took place in Arlington, it was only right that Texas head coach Tom Herman and running backs coach Stan Drayton spent some extra time in the D-FW area and dropped in on one of their primary targets — highly sought after running back Noah Cain.
While Cain played the last two seasons of his high school career in Florida at IMG Academy, and is originally from Baton Rouge, he’s spent majority of his youth in North Texas where his mother still resides. Herman and Drayton made sure to stop by and make an in-home visit.
When asked how the in-home visit went, Cain told BON, “It went real good, had a heart to heart conversation with them.”
Cain released his top six schools in late July which included Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, and of course the Longhorns. The four-star prospect took his official visit to Texas early last month and has since made official visits to Georgia and Penn State.
As of now, the Longhorns are in a pretty nice spot with Cain entering the final weeks of his recruitment.
“UT is right at the top with my other schools,” Cain said.
The Horns hold 65 percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions right now for Cain, who’s set to announce his decision on December 19. Although LSU has acquired two premiere running backs in John Emery Jr. and Tyrion Davis, Cain has always marveled at the idea of playing at LSU and will make an official visit to Baton Rouge prior to his decision.
With only one running back pledge currently coming on board in the form of Georgia product Derrian Brown, and the Longhorns set to lose senior starter Tre Watson to graduation, Texas can sell the idea of early and immediate playing time, but will it be enough to convince one of the nation’s premier running back prospects to side with the Horns over the likes of LSU, Georgia, and Penn State?
At 5’10, 212 pounds, Cain is ranked as the nation’s No. 101 player, the No. 7 running back in the country and the No. 14 player in Florida, per the 247Sports Composite.