Scout.com recently visited with John Curtis senior star RB/LB Kenny Cain about the matchup with Trinity, as well as his recruitment and his teammates. Cain, the No. 26 WLB prospect in the nation, reports that he is currently at 6-0, 200 lbs, although he "gets up to 215 lbs. during the season."
Last year, Cain spent his time at RB for the defending 2A state champion Patriots (12-2), and he was the leading rusher for his squad, amassing 1,122 yards and 15 TDs on only 132 carries. However, he believes that his best chances on the next level are at LB and that's where the John Curtis senior leader plied his trade during his sophomore campaign (68 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 int.).
Where will Cain play this year? Expect to see him on both sides of the ball at times, but mostly at RB.
"I'll probably mostly play running back this year," Cain said, "but I will play some outside linebacker when the team needs me."
Which position does Cain prefer?
"I think I'm a better linebacker than running back," he said. "I don't feel that many LBs can cover (the pass) like I can. I try to be a sideline-to-sideline player at LB, and it helps that I have the speed of a RB. At the same time, I'm physical in the trenches."
What is Cain's opinion about facing the defending state champion Trinity Trojans (15-1) from arguably the best football state in the nation?
"We'll treat it like any other game," he said. "We hope to win, and we will do our best."
Cain has an offer from Arkansas "to play linebacker" and he feels that an offer from Florida is on the table at RB.
"I still talk to the coaches at Florida and I'm going to their football camp on July 19th," said Cain, who is also hearing from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Southern Miss, Alabama, and Tulane. Earlier, Cain participated in football camps at Alabama, ULM, and Tulane. He says that Arkansas is the only school that has specifically targeted him as a LB. The other schools, Cain said, are interested in him as a RB.
Trinity is loaded with talent this year, including RB Dontrayevous Robinson, a big, fast (6-1, 215, 4.5) back who has already committed to Nebraska, and a star-studded defense that features two Kansas commits and a Texas commit.