Penn State football has a stud running back in its 2019 recruiting class
“Running Back U” is a new moniker that could now be used to describe the Penn State football program, as head coach James Franklin has started a trend of recruiting some of the best running backs available. From Saquon Barkley and Miles Sanders, to Ricky Slade and Devyn Ford, Penn State has picked up commitments from several top running backs.
Next in line is four-star recruit Noah Cain. A product of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, Cain was the No. 7 running back in the nation and came in at No. 104 overall, according to 247 Sports.
Landing Cain was a monster get for Franklin and his crew. The talented runner didn’t even appear to be leaning toward Penn State until late in the game. Coach Franklin visited Cain early in December, then Cain committed and signed on the same day during the Early Signing Period.
Before committing to the Nittany Lions, Cain appeared headed to Texas or LSU. Aside from the schools mentioned, Cain held offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio State, and Clemson, among others.
In four years of high school football, Cain rushed for over 3,500 yards with 45 touchdowns. He has the type of talent that will transfer well to the collegiate level. He’s a powerful back who will be able to handle a big workload.
Already enrolled at Penn State, Cain can start working out in the Penn State strength program and add even more power to his game.
Along with fellow 2019 running back, Devyn Ford, Cain appears to be a big part of the future in the Penn State backfield.