Noah Cain was going to take an unofficial visit to UGA this weekend for the UMass game. That, according to this father, is no longer on the books.
It could be theorized that is because the Bulldogs saw a pair of RB targets visit the program over the weekend and feel great about where they stand with those two. That’s a sound theory. Logical.
But that’s not the case.
Terence Cain told DawgNation on Tuesday afternoon that Cain will no longer visit UGA this weekend on an unofficial visit. Cain, at this time, now plans to visit UGA for the Georgia Tech game on an official visit.
Georgia, after the late October departure of 5-star John Emery Jr. from the class, does not have a commitment from the RB spot in the 2019 class at this time.
Cain, now up to 211 pounds, then confirmed that turn of events with DawgNation. He said that UGA running backs coach Dell McGee is a big draw here.
“Coach McGee never stopped recruiting me all season long,” Cain said. “We’ve had a strong relationship throughout my recruitment process. That’s why Georgia has always been a school that would always end up on my final list.”
It is clear to say that the Bulldogs are clearly now among his final fix options at this point. That wasn’t the case back in August.
“They are probably in that top 4 range, to be honest with you,” Cain said. “They made a big push. Even when my boy John [Emery] committed I saw that coach McGee was still in contact and he understood definitely the reason why they didn’t make that final [top 6] list but a lot of things are falling into place now and that’s why I will make my final decision in December.”
That’s a fairly interesting turn of events. It means Cain is now no longer going to take an official visit to Ohio State for the Michigan game on that same date. The Buckeyes already have a pair of RB commitments in their class for 2019.
“The fact that they are taking one back in my class,” Cain said when asked about why UGA stands out. “The fact that this is a business decision and when I saw Ohio State already had two backs in their class and then was trying to add me it doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint.”
What this means for UGA with Noah Cain
It also means that UGA now gets an official visit. The game against the Yellow Jackets will definitely be a better game for him to see Sanford Stadium for another edition of “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate” between those two rivals.
There are few other ripples here. Cain’s mother will now be free to be with him all weekend for the official around the Georgia Tech game. Her schedule was much more complicated in terms of this weekend.
“That’s very important because she has always had strong input,” Noah Cain said. “She doesn’t get caught up in the hype and all that. The biggest thing for her is trust with my head coach and my position coach and especially the offensive coordinator as well. … She has tons of questions for all these coaches on my visits. It is very important for her to have her input here as well.”
Terence Cain said that this visit will not likely be impacted if the Bulldogs take a commitment from another back in the class at this time.
Noah Cain agreed with the assessment that the UGA program without a back in the 2019 class is as appealing a situation as any of his options at this point.
“Yes, sir,” Cain said. “No doubt. This is a big business decision for myself and my family. With them taking just one back in this class, we see an opportunity to be able to compete early. That’s really appealing.”
He also pointed to McGee being the first major college coach to work him out once his recruiting started to really take off in his sophomore year.
“We’ve always had a tight relationship,” Noah Cain said. “We’ve been like family from the jump. Coach McGee and I have a relationship beyond football. For sure.”
The 4-star RB was in Happy Valley this past weekend for his official visit at Penn State. He’s already taken officials to Auburn and Texas so far this year.
LSU still stands in line to be his final official visit at this time.
Cain, who now rates as the nation’s No. 7 RB prospect on the 247Sports Composite, still plans to make his decision on Dec. 19 on the first day of the early signing period.
Check out a few clips below of what Cain can do from his last high school game against regional power Hoover High in Alabama.
We've seen Trey Sanders score twice, this time it was Noah Cain's turn 😏
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