Latest on LSU’s push for 4-star RB Noah Cain
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Where do we stand with IMG Running Back Noah Cain?Heard a lot of hype about a potential commitment early this spring, but haven’t heard anything about him since, on LSU’s behalf. Looks like the favorite has shifted to Texas.
— Matt Gowen (@mattgowen) May 22, 2018
Noah Cain is always a topic of interest, Matt. Thanks for the question.
First off, let’s clear the air. Cain has maintained a plan to slice his impressive offer sheet down to five over the summer and take all five of his official visits in the fall. He will give a commitment in December during the early signing period, then graduate and enroll early at his college of choice.
That’s been Cain’s plan dating back to his sophomore year. He has leaned in different directions over the past two years, so Cain and his family felt it was best to see which colleges remain in touch with him the most until his decision date, which coaches become fired and how different depth charts develop.
The 4-star back will release a top 5 in the next few weeks and LSU is assured a spot there. Expect some combination of Ohio State, Texas, Penn State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Auburn and Miami to make the cut as well. For a prospect who hails from Baton Rouge and has family living down the road from LSU, the Tigers are definitely going to be in the mix.
LSU remains in hot pursuit of Cain. The team holds a commitment from 4-star Baton Rouge tailback Tyrion Davis and is aiming for either Cain or John Emery Jr. to round out the haul. Ideally, coach Ed Orgeron could take up to three running backs in the 2019 class, but the notion of landing Cain, Emery and Davis seems a bit far-fetched.
In talking to those in Cain’s camp recently, the Under Armour All-American is expected back on campus this summer. Keep in mind he attended LSU’s elite junior day in January and spent three days visiting in March. That string of unofficial visits is nothing to look past, especially since he is very likely to make an official visit there in the fall, too.
For now, there is no clear-cut favorite. LSU is in a very good spot with Cain and Emery, but Emery is more likely to give a commitment this summer. The Tigers are the favorite there, but Georgia is heavily in the mix as well. As I mentioned earlier, it’s hard to imagine three top 15 running backs all signing at one school.
Whether the team lands a commitment from Emery or not, expect Orgeron and running backs coach Tommie Robinson to continue their push for Cain through December.
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