Texas head coach Tom Herman holds up the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign as he arrives to Milan Puskar Stadium before an NCAA football game against West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Morgantown, W. Va. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Longhorns add three-star wide receiver Casey Cain from Louisiana

Posted May 15th, 2020

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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. 

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. 

PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25
Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek4Nov. 14
Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto3Nov. 18

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