There’s no such thing as “too early,” when it comes to recruiting in college football. Heck, Illinois head coach Lovie Smith reportedly offered a 10-year-old kid earlier this week.

So, talking about Michigan’s offer to 2019 five-star running back Noah Cain doesn’t seem quite so crazy.

It wasn’t Michigan’s offer that was the story, though. For a player currently ranked as the second-best running back and the fourth-best prospect from Florida, he’s bound to get some big offers. Ohio State, Oklahoma, Miami, LSU and Nebraska are just a few that have already shown major interest.

It was Cain’s response to the Wolverines’ offer that was especially interesting.

Cain told Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News that this was something he had been hoping for.

When I first got the offer (from Michigan), that was the offer I had been waiting on. As soon as I got it, I told my dad we have to get up there and visit the school. Everything I expected is happening. The coaching staff is great, the players are awesome and they have a great O-line. That’s the biggest thing for me – running behind offensive linemen that can help me accomplish the dreams I want to.

That comment has to have Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff grinning from ear-to-ear.

Cain currently attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. and was at Michigan’s Elite Camp on Friday. He was regarded by many as the headliner of the event.

There’s still plenty of time for Cain to make his decision and several elite-level programs are already in the mix for the five-star back.

But hearing Cain was waiting for an offer from Michigan is a good sign that he has some pretty high interest in spending his college career in Ann Arbor.