Rueben Bain Jr. is one of the Top 100 high school football players, according to 247 Sports, in the nation that has not decided on where he will play play college football yet. He is a highly sought after prospect in the 2023 class and just recently narrowed his list to six schools. Shockingly enough the Louisville Cardinals was one of the final six.
But, after a little research, his choice of the Cards may not seem so much out of left field. Currently, the Cardinals have two commits from the high school that he attends right now, Miami Central High School, in, you guessed it, Miami, Florida. Three-star wide receiver Cataurus Hicks and four-star linebacker Stanquan Clark have already pledged their athletic allegiances to the Cardinals.
With Clark and Bain playing on the same side of the ball, it is very likely that they are close and could have had an impact on Bain’s decision. Bain would be the eighth four-star recruit in the 2023 class and would be a mammoth of a sign if Satterfield and company can pull it off.
The Cardinal defense already has a significant amount of talent coming in and Bain would only make it better for Bryan Brown and company. Right now, the Louisville defense leads the ACC in sacks and is tied for third in the nation in sacks.
Add Bain and Clark to the mix, two four star prospects and current teammates, and they could carry their chemistry and talent over to the next level together making future offenses cringe as the stare down these two athletes who stand over 6 feet tall and weigh over 200 pounds.
The Miami, Florida product spoke with the renowned recruiting site, On3, about his final schools and he had this to say about Louisville,
"“Anybody from South FL who goes to Louisville succeeds in some type of way,” Bain said. “It’s a rich pipeline from South FL to Louisville. They have a great defensive scheme that always has their D-linemen in the position to make plays. I’ve never seen that before, at least 1-2 D-linemen in the position to make a play every play.”"
The South Florida-Louisville pipeline dates back to Charlie Strong as he came to Louisville from the the University of Florida coaching staff. He brought in all kinds of talent from south Florida and now Bain could bolster the pipeline even more.