Clemson commitments Xavier Thomas and Mike Jones will make their way to Clemson next weekend for the Tigers’ game against Georgia Tech under the lights in Death Valley.
So will their teammate at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, five-star running back Noah Cain.
It will mark the first game-day visit to Clemson for Cain, the nation’s No. 1 running back in the 2019 class.
“I plan on attending the Clemson-Georgia Tech game,” Cain told The Clemson Insider. “I’m just looking forward to being in the stadium.”
Cain (5-11, 205) is one of the country’s most coveted prospects, as evidenced by his offer sheet that includes the likes of Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.
Clemson has not yet offered, though co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott is showing a lot of interest.
“I hear daily from coach Elliott,” Cain said.
Elliott has been working hard to get the star prospect on Clemson’s campus.
“He’s been wanting me to get up there for a visit,” Cain said.
Cain made a visit to Dallas on Saturday for the Red River Rivalry versus Texas and Oklahoma. He has also been to Florida, Ohio State and Oklahoma so far this season.
Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC programs are among those recruiting Cain the hardest right now.
“Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas and others,” he said.
There is mutual interest between Clemson and Cain, who would be happy to add an offer from the Tigers to his list.
“It would mean a lot,” he said.
Cain transferred to IMG from Denton (Texas) Guyer over the offseason.
As a sophomore last season, he rushed for 1,683 yards and 22 touchdowns.