Pair of Clemson pledges helping the Tigers recruit 5-star RB Noah Cain
Clemson has a couple of committed prospects from IMG Academy, and the Tigers have their sights on another blue-chip recruit from the prep powerhouse in Bradenton, Fla.
IMG five-star running back Noah Cain visited Clemson for the Georgia Tech game in late October and left with an offer from the Tigers.
The nation’s top 2019 running back told TCI he has been in “daily” contact with Clemson area recruiter and co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott.
“They’re coming to visit me next week,” Cain said of what he has heard, “and they can’t wait until I get back up there.”
Cain said his relationship with Elliott is “getting better daily.”
Meanwhile, two of Cain’s teammates at IMG — Clemson 2018 commits Xavier Thomas and Mike Jones — have been staying in his ear about Clemson, as well.
“Yes they have,” Cain said. “(They’re telling me) that Clemson is a great school that fits me but to make the best decision for me.”
In addition to Clemson, Cain owns offers from Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, LSU, Ohio State, Georgia and Michigan among others.
Cain isn’t claiming any favorites in his recruitment right now, but said Clemson is in good standing.
“I don’t have a top group of schools, but they’re at a good spot right now,” he said.
What stands out to Cain about Clemson?
“The family atmosphere,” he said.
Cain said he doesn’t plan to make his decision until December 2018.
In eight games as a junior this season, Cain rushed for 524 yards on 86 carries (6.1 average) with six touchdowns.
Cain transferred from IMG to Denton (Texas) Guyer before his junior year. Last season at Guyer, he rushed for 1,683 yards and 22 touchdowns.