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NSD 2021: Casey Cain talks Texas

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Casey Cain isn’t the most popular name on the list of prospects in UT’s Class of 2021. And it doesn’t bother him at all.

At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, the under the radar three-star wide receiver from Warren Easton in New Orleans, LA plans to make himself a household name.

“I plan to sign Wednesday but I don’t know when or where,” Cain said. “I’m waiting to hear back from the school.”             

Cain sent in his NLI on Wednesday.

What type of player is Texas getting in Cain?

“I’m bringing that confidence and smartness with me to Texas, and of course, I can’t leave out that New Orleans swagger that we have,” said Cain.

With 13 offers, including Houston, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana Tech, and Arkansas State, Cain’s recruitment was quiet in 2020.                 

“I think a lot of programs have struggled to adjust to COVID and this isn’t a program that usually has up and down seasons,” said Cain, about his Easton team. “With that being said, I think that’s a big part of the problem but next year, I think they’ll adjust and be prepared or everything will be back to normal.” 

A three-sport athlete in football, hoops, and track and field (200 meters, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple jump), Cain has a reported 4.7 forty, a 4.4 shuttle, and a 33 inch vertical.

What excites Cain about his future in Austin?

“I want to be a part of their strong culture and Texas has a lot of great opportunities,” Cain said. “I think I fit in their system well football wise and I’m just glad they took a chance with me.”

Cain plans to enroll in June.