UGA recruiting: Why the nation’s No. 3 safety Lewis Cine was tempted to commit

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Lewis Cine came very close to committing to Georgia this weekend. He said he was definitely tempted.

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA recruiting info? That’s what the Intel has already delivered with one major story this morning. But there’s a lot more to report after Georgia’s huge “The Reveal” recruiting weekend involving elite safety Lewis Cine

We will lead this update off with two very intriguing points.

Lewis Cine was tempted to commit to UGA this weekend. (Contributed photo)

Why Lewis Cine almost committed this weekend is a sensible headline for this blog.

The nation’s No. 3 safety prospect just took his second impactful trip to UGA.

“Georgia went great,” he said. “Eye-opener. It really made me realize a lot of things.”

Cine, who rates as the nation’s No. 50 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite, did really ponder committing this weekend.

It would have been enough to push the Bulldogs past Alabama for the nation’s No. 1 class on the 247Sports team composite for 2019.

This seems a good time to drop a nugget that Cine said going into the visit there was no way he would commit over the weekend.

It was not going to happen. There was no way.

And then? Well, check out his Saturday afternoon Instagram story post.

“Man, it was very tempting,” he said. “I am not going to lie to you. Tempting. It was very tempting, man.”

He is already tight with those new commits.

“I’m very close with Rian Davis and I just got close with the running back John (Emery) this weekend,” he said. “I also got to know the new wide receiver Makiya (Tongue) as well. I got pretty close already with them three boys.”

But he chose to wait. Clear thinking won out.

Mr. Cine is on a plan.

“What held me off was I had to finish through my process and not to rush anything,” he said. “You will get caught up in the moment sometimes. They just make that quick decision but I am a thinker.”

Cine still wants to take his planned official to UGA for the Tennessee game.

He also plans another official to Florida.

When those are done by mid-to-late October, he will be ready to make his choice.

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What opened the eyes for Lewis Cine this weekend

Cine first visited the program for G-Day this year. He picked up an interesting pair of shorts but he still will describe it as a rushed visit overall.

“I sat down with coach Mel Tucker and coach Kirby (Smart) and they told me their backgrounds and what they can do for me coaching wise,” Cine said. “They can help put me in the league and also give me a great education in the process.”

Lewis Cine ranks as the nation’s No. 3 safety prospect for 2019 on the 247Sports composite rankings. (Lewis Cine/Contributed photo)

He didn’t expect to camp, but the lure of competition seems to have brought that out.