Of course, the prized get for Texas in the 2019 recruiting class would be the No. 1 running back in the nation in Trey Sanders. However, since Sanders appears to be headed for an in-state school in Florida, Texas is focusing more on landing the second best rusher in the nation in Noah Cain.
Both Sanders and Cain play in the same backfield at IMG Academy, in Bradenton, FL. That’s crazy for any high school defender that has to face the hailed IMG Academy this year. But, both Sanders and Cain are two of the most heavily pursued prospects in the nation altogether.
Texas has a big need in the backfield considering the issues with the ground game last year. To-be sophomores in Daniel Young and Toneil Carter could be an integral part of the Texas backfield for the next couple years. We’ll also see what incoming freshman Keaontay Ingram can bring to the table. But, the likely starter for the Horns at running back in Tre Watson is gone after the 2018 campaign.
Landing Cain would do more for this recruiting class on the offensive side of the ball than really any other skill position target. He holds offers from 27 schools altogether, but Texas is one of the favorites to nab him. The Ohio State Buckeyes, LSU Tigers, and Miami Hurricanes are other programs to watch in the recruiting battle for Cain.