Elite junior safety Lejond Cavazos continues to tout UGA as his top school

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Junior safety Lejond Cavazos has UGA as his top school after his visit on G-Day.

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. Since we managed to find just about the only picture in existence of Lejond Cavazos not smiling, we thought it was time for an update. 

Lejond Cavazos is always smiling.

“Everyday is a great day,” Cavazos said. “You’ll never see me not smiling.”

It seems that Cavazos will still give DawgNation a lot to smile about. Cavazos said on April 22 UGA kind of blindsided him on G-Day to become his new favorite school. 

It has been more than a month since that trip. Plenty of time for that famed “visit love high” to wear off.

Lejond Cavazos rates as a 4-star prospect on Rivals.com. He is a 3-star according to 247Sports. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

It has not. Georgia stands out for a 2020 safety who is just now getting rated. That’s despite major offers from schools such as Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State.

“I’ve been talking to the coaches way more now,” Cavazos said. “They know that they are my No. 1 school. I’ve been talking to Coach [Mel] Tucker and Coach [Dan] Lanning the most. Those are defensive guys. Coach Tucker is the guy that will be coaching me and I also speak to Coach Lanning here and there.”

Cavazos rates as a 4-star safety on Rivals. He was recently pegged a 3-star by 247Sports. It placed him as the nation’s No. 14 safety and No. 295 overall junior.

What’s the nutshell scouting report?

“Really really fast,” said Nolan Smith, a teammate of Cavazos at Bradenton, Fla., IMG Academy.

The Opening testing numbers back that up. He clocked a 4.56 in the 40 on the laser and paired that up with a powerball toss of 37 feet. His vertical leap is impressive: 43 inches.

Cavazos is a highly connected recruit. Five-star senior RB Trey Sanders recently told DawgNation that where ever he goes, he will heavily recruit Cavazos to follow.

He’s tight with Smith, plus 5-star UGA commit Jadon Haselwood. That might be why he had such a good time at G-Day.

The 6-foot junior weighed in at 186 pounds at The Opening Dallas regional.

When Trey Sanders asked Lejond Cavazos about recruiting

Trey Sanders had heard more than his share of reporter questions during his time as an elite prospect.

So he stepped up to the plate and had one for Lejond Cavazos. Then another. And another.

Trey Sanders: I’ve got a hard question for him. What is going to pull you closer to a school? What will help you make your decision about choosing a school? 

Lejond Cavazos is a starting safety at IMG Academy. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

The question was so strong Cavazos had to ask him to repeat it.

Lejond Cavazos: I would say just the relationship with the coaches and the players. 

Trey Sanders: No family things then? 

Lejond Cavazos: No, not really. 

Trey Sanders: So, it is just all about you? 

Lejond Cavazos: No, sir. It is about the coaches and the players. I have to make sure I will fit in with the players and the coaches now. You know what I mean? 

Trey Sanders: Yeah. I know what you mean by that. 

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