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2019 RB Noah Cain impressed with Ohio State
Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 5-star running back Noah Cain is participating in the Future 50 event at the Under Armour All-America Game this week, and the Class of 2019 prospect had plenty of good things to say about Ohio State.
“Right now the school that solidified itself is Ohio State,” Cain said when asked which teams he intends to include in a top-5 list this offseason. “Just talking to them on an everyday basis, either Coach [Urban] Meyer or [running backs coach Tony] Alford. They came down to IMG a lot of times and spoke with me. They’re just a good staff that I have a relationship with.”
Cain said the breakout season of freshman running back J.K. Dobbins caught his eye, especially because the Buckeyes had a returning starter at that spot.
“That’s big because a lot of schools are starting to understand it’s about the most talented guy instead of the seniority of the guy’s grade,” he said. “It’s really all about how you compete and how you handle your business in the classroom, from what the coaches tell me, so I know when I come in there I’m just going to handle my business and expect to get that starting job.”
5-star T hearing plenty from Ohio State
Belleville, Mich., tackle Devontae Dobbs is hearing from the Buckeyes on a regular basis. Speaking at the Future 50 media day, the 5-star lineman in the Class of 2019 said Ohio State is contacting him every day.
“That’s been for a while,” he said. “It’s always Coach [Greg Studrawa], Coach [Kerry] Coombs and Coach Meyer. Coach Coombs has been up there a couple times.”
Dobbs is being pursued by a number of schools — both regionally and nationally — and said that how he feels while at each one will play a huge role in determining his decision.
“I just want to feel comfortable while I’m there and be able to trust the coach,” he said.
4-star LB high on trio of Big Ten schools
It could end up being a Big Ten East battle for Shane Lee, the No. 1 inside linebacker in the Class of 2019 according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
“I’d say the Big Ten is giving me the most attention,” Lee told Land of 10, mentioning Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. He added that the Buckeyes contact him the most of any program.
Though recruiting seems to be accelerating these days, Lee is pretty far from a commitment and is trying to take some time to sort through his recruitment.
“I think I want to take things slow,” Lee said. “It can get pretty hectic, so just to try to spread it out and take time. Me and my family will take our trips and try to give every team the respect they gave me.”
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