The Portuguese head coach firmly made the comments in the wake of his side’s extra-time victory over Partick Thistle in the Betfred Cup.
The 19-year-old was a second half substitute for Bruno Alves after the latter picked up a calf injury.
Rangers reached the semi-final thanks to goals from Daniel Candeias and Eduardo Herrera after Kris Doolan’s equaliser cancelled out Carlos Pena’s opener.
Afterwards, Caixinha told BT Sport: “I think that Lee [Hodson] and Ross played very well.
“We have a young boy who’s going to be the future of this country at centre-half. I seriously have no doubts about that.
“It’s great to have him with us.”