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UCLA Offers Elite 2019 Running Back Noah Cain

Sep. 20 -- UCLA is the latest program to offer Noah Cain, a very talented running back who is one of the top prospects in the state of Texas for the 2019 class...

Noah Cain has reached double-digit FBS offers with his latest coming Thursday from UCLA.

Cain is one of the top recruits in the state of Texas for the 2019 recruiting class. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound running back earned one of the earliest Scout four-star designations in the entire state following an outstanding freshman season in 2015.

In addition to UCLA, Cain holds offers from schools such as ArizonaArizona StateMiamiOklahomaOklahoma State, and Texas A&M, among a few others. Cain has also camped at LSU and the Tigers could be another major program close to offering the sophomore standout.


As a freshman in 2015, Cain ran for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns on 9.4 yards per carry playing for Guyer High School in Denton, Texas. Guyer competes in Texas' largest classification (6A) and is a perennial power that regularly produces FBS talent. Cain also caught eight passes for 77 yards. His 1,135 yards from scrimmage helped him earn Scout's Freshman Of The Year for the Midlands Region (Texas and the Plains).

Through the first three games of the 2016 season, Cain has run for 372 yards and six touchdowns on 9.8 yards per carry as Guyer has started 2-1 with its lone loss coming to DeSoto, the No. 1 team in the Texas high school Associated Press 6A poll. DeSoto entered the season with 19 players holding at least one FBS offer.

Cain possesses a prototype frame for the running back position. He's a patient runner with noticeable instincts as a ball-carrier, especially for such a young prospect, and flashes excellent close-quarters start-and-stop ability to make defenders miss. He lets his blocks set up and also can square his shoulders to challenge defenders at the second level, though he's smart about when to do so. Cain isn't a top-end burner, necessarily, but he certainly possesses adequate speed for an elite running back prospect as he's been laser-timed in the 4.6's in the spring of his freshman season.

Below are highlights of Cain from his season-opening performance, which saw him run 15 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns in a 55-35 Guyer win against Mansfield Lake Ridge, the 2015 Class 5A Division I state runner-up.

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