Noah Cain emerged in the fall of 2015 as one of the top 2019 prospects in the Lone Star State. With two years of high-level Texas high school football at powerhouse Denton Guyer under his belt, the Louisiana native now attends IMG Academy in Florida.
Cain picked up his latest offer Tuesday night from Texas and now holds 20 offers, 18 of which are Power Five conference schools. Programs such as LSU, Miami, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA, among others, have offered Cain, who told Scout at Sunday's The Opening New Orleans that he got to check out a couple of SEC programs -- Georgia and Tennessee, both of which have offered him -- during a recent weekend.
"Georgia is a great place," Cain said. "They've been one of my top schools for a while because I like coach (Dell) McGee and coach Kirby Smart."
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Cain said he got to talk with multiple Tennessee coaches during his trip to Rocky Top, including quarterbacks coach Mike Canales, running backs coach Robert Gillespie, and head coach Butch Jones.
"Tennessee, they surprised me a lot with the new facilities they had. Coach Canales, him being the old North Texas (offensive coordinator and) head coach, we had that Denton connection, so we clicked right away," Cain said. "And I met the running backs coach, coach Gillespie. He's real cool, a real down-to-Earth guy. He knows the Louisiana area real well.
"Coach Butch Jones, I met with him briefly and we had a real good conversation just talking with him."
Cain said he will soon visit Oklahoma, a school he's already visited in the past and gotten to meet with head coach Bob Stoops, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, and running backs coach Jay Boulware.
"Me and (elite 2018 running back) T.J. Pledger, OU sits high with us because they're just real down-to-Earth guys and good people," Cain said, referring to his teammate at IMG Academy. "I just want to check it out again.
"I know they have new facilities going on, plus I just want to meet with the coaches again to get more of a personal visit because the last times I've been have been games and junior days and stuff like that. They've still shown me love, but I just want to go there for a more personal visit because I'm going up there with my mom, so we'll just be up there checking it out."
As a sophomore this past fall, Cain ran for 1,683 and 22 touchdowns on more than eight yards per carry. In two varsity seasons at Denton Guyer, Cain gained more than 2,700 yards on the ground and scored 32 touchdowns.
Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Cain's recruitment and development.