The 2023 Miami football recruiting class moved into the top five teams nationally with a commitment from four-star defensive lineman Rueben Bain on Tuesday night. Bain is ranked by 247 Sports as the 70th player overall, ninth edge rusher and 14th in Florida in the Class of 2023.
Bain has been one of the most productive defensive linemen in the country for Miami Central over the last four years with 145 tackles, 92 tackles for loss and 57 sacks. In the last two years, Bain has 105 tackles, 68 TFLs and 47.5 TFLs. The 6’2, 250-pound Bain could bulk up and move inside for Miami.
Bain is a legacy with the Miami football program. Bain’s uncle Tolbert Bain was a Miami defensive back in the 1980s and his brother Reggie is a graduate assistant for the Hurricanes’ offense. The commitment from Bain was pushed up from Friday at the 2M state championship game to Tuesday night.
Miami was informed of the commitment from Bain on Sunday. Bain is the third highest-rated player in the 2023 Miami class, the second-best defensive player and the highest-ranked out of four DL committed to the Hurricanes. Miami has a deep group of edge rushers for 2023 with Bain, Collins Acheampong and Jayden Wayne.
Bain told ON3 he strongly considered Auburn, Florida State and Louisville but decided to commit to Miami about three weeks ago. The Miami class moved up with the commitment of Bain and despite the de-commitment from three-star offensive lineman Connor Lew on Tuesday during a busy day of Miami news.
The Hurricanes also lost defensive back Khamauri Rogers to the transfer portal on Tuesday. Miami has 284.39 recruiting points on 247 Sports. The Hurricanes are less than two points behind Texas which has the fourth-ranked class. Bain told On3 that Miami head coach Mario Cristobal was a big part of his recruitment.
Bain is the fourth Miami commit ranked in the top 100 of the 247 Sports rankings. Miami previously had commitments from cornerback Cormani McClain who is the second-ranked player in the 2023 class, offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa who is eighth and Wayne the 72nd prospect nationally.