Cain returns to his native Baton Rouge to play for LSU after starting college career at Penn State

Noah Cain was born to play for the LSU Tigers.

The Baton Rouge native, who moved away to play his high school football in both Texas and Florida and signed with Penn State, announced Thursday that he was committed to the Tigers after recently entering the NCAA transfer portal.

Cain, who graduated last semester from Penn State, has two years of eligibility remaining.

Cain would join a position group at LSU for the 2022 season that’s set to return Corey Kiner, Armoni Goodwin, John Emery Jr. and Kevontre Bradford.

Cain spent a total of three years at Penn State where he redshirted in 2020 because of a knee injury suffered in the first game of the year at Indiana.

Cain, the cousin of former LSU All-American and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ star wide receiver Michael Clayton, served as a backup to Journey Brown, scoring a freshman-record eight touchdowns in 10 games to go with 84 carries for 443 yards. He also caught 7 passes for 52 yards.

Cain also became the first freshman since Saquon Barkley to have back-to-back 100-yard games with 105 against Purdue and 102 versus Iowa.

In 13 games this past season, Cain rushed 106 times for 350 yards and 4 TDs. He also had 19 receptions for 114 yards.

Cain’s prep career began at Guyer High in Denton, Texas where he amassed 2,721 yards and 32 touchdowns in two seasons before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

During his two seasons at IMG, Cain was part of teams that went 16-1 during his two years, including a 9-0 mark and No. 2 national ranking by in 2018. He was a four-star prospect, the No. 98 overall recruit and No. 6 running back according to 247Sports.

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