The Longhorns went out of state for the first time in the 2021 recruiting cycle Friday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Casey Cain, a native of New Orleans, picked Texas over a dozen other offers, including Houston, Vanderbilt and Virginia. The Warren Easton High product is a 6-2, 175-pound three-sport star who also participates in basketball and track.
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Texas entered the race with an offer to Cain on April 24. Cain is the 143rd-ranked wide receiver in the 2021 class, per 247Sports composite rankings. He represents the first true wide receiver commitment for Tom Herman’s program in the 2021 class, though Denton Ryan teammates and Texas pledges Billy Bowman Jr. and Ja’Tavion Sanders play wide receiver and on defense.
The Longhorns’ 2021 class currently ranks first in the Big 12. Cain is the 11th pledge for Texas. Running back Jonathon Brooks pledged minutes earlier on Friday.
|PLAYER||POS.||HIGH SCHOOL||STARS||COMMITMENT DATE|
|Hayden Conner||OT||Katy Taylor||4||July 23 (2019)|
|Juan Davis||WR/TE||Everman||3||July 26 (2019)|
|Derrick Harris Jr.||DE||New Caney||4||Aug. 3 (2019)|
|Ja'Tavion Sanders||ATH||Denton Ryan||5||Sept. 8 (2019)|
|Jordon Thomas||DE||Port Arthur Memorial||4||May 2|
|Morice Blackwell||OLB||Arlington Martin||4||May 10|
|Jonathon Brooks||RB||Hallettsville||3||May 15|
|Casey Cain||WR||Warren Easton (La.)||3||May 15|
|Isaac Pearson||P||ProKick Austrailia||NR||May 29|
|Ishmael Ibraheem||CB||Dallas Kimball||4||June 15|
|JD Coffey||S||Kennedale||4||June 15|
|Jamier Johnson||CB||John Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)||4||July 3|
|Gunnar Helm||TE||Cherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)||3||July 27|
|Michael Myslinski||C||Bishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)||3||Aug. 6|
|Jaden Alexis||WR||Monarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)||3||Aug. 8|
|Charles Wright||QB||Austin||3||Aug. 22|
|Max Merril||OT||Strake Jesuit||3||Sept. 25|
|Terrence Cooks||OLB||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Nov. 14|
|Byron Murphy II||DT||DeSoto||3||Nov. 18|
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