Four-Star Edge Rueben Bain names top schools

On3 imageby:Hayes Fawcett10/12/22


Four-star EDGE Rueben Bain of Miami (Fla.) Central High is down to six schools– Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Louisville, Oklahoma, and Florida State.

The 6-foot-3, 260 pounder went in-depth on his finalists with On3.


“Bama is Bama,” Bain said. “They’re the best at this level and have been the best for a while. Coach Saban does a great job developing his players for the next level, and producing some pretty nice defensive linemen/ edges. It’s best on best everyday, they’re the standard.”


“Auburn is the standard (at least in my eyes) of college football,” Bain said. “I feel at home every time I’m there on a visit. It gives me the college vibe that I’m looking for, and I have a great relationship with the coaches, especially coach Roc. They have a bright future ahead.”


“My hometown team,” Bain said.  A terrific new staff that just came in. They’re trying to bring back the culture of Miami, that swag they used to have. Coach Cristobal knows what he’s doing, he brought the right guys to help as well. Miami shows the most love and I love that. There’s nothing like stay home and being a hometown hero”


“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.”


“Coach Venables may be one of the best DC’s in the game, so him coming back to Oklahoma to be the head coach is amazing,” Bain said. “He had a great loving staff that is willing to help players by any means. Coach Chavis is the man. He’s the most energetic, genuine man I’ve met. He knows the game of football old and new, and is not afraid to mix both up for his ends, it’s a defense set for ends to eat.


“I always said coach Norvell just needed time to show what he can really do and he’s doing it,” Bain said. “FSU is finally clicking because of him, and he is the most energetic head coach I’ve met. You’d think he’s a strength and conditioning coach. Also everybody who went to FSU from my school went to the league, literally so that shows me they’re doing something right.”

Reuben Bain Scouting Summary 

“Energizer bunny along the defensive line who plays with his hair on fire every snap which helped lead Miami Central (FL) to a state championship as a junior,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “Totaled 53 tackles, a ridiculous 31 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks during his junior season. One of, if not the highest of motors of any defensive lineman in the 2023 cycle. Works to make plays at all levels of the field. Lives in the backfield due to his get off and burst. Plays with natural leverage due to height. Possesses excellent length in order to keep chest clean at point of attack. Stacks and sheds with ease regardless of mass. Needs to fill out throughout his frame in order to thrive at the next level.”

“Has the twitch, change of direction and motor in order to excel in college. Ran an electronically-timed sub-4.50 shuttle and jumped a 25-inch vertical at 250 pounds during the spring of his sophomore year heading into his junior campaign. Will continue to develop physically and get stronger in order to shine and become an NFL draft selection.”

Bain ranks as the No. 83 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 14 EDGE and the No. 17 player in the state of Florida.