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When 4-star UGA signee Lewis Cine arrived in Orlando for preparations for the 2019 Under Armour All-America game which takes place tonight, he had the names of two defensive back targets that remain in the 2019 class in his thoughts.
Stevenson will share his decision from the All-American Bowl on Saturday. Elam needs to take more January official visits first before he is ready to decide.
“Dawgs want to play with Dawgs,” Cine said. “No one wants to play with someone they don’t feel who will push each other. Make each other the best player they can be. Me wanting to play with those guys I feel like I can feed off their energy and they can feed off my energy. The secondary will be safe with them being by my side.”
It is quite the coincidence that Elam will wear No. 15 this week in the Under Armour All-America game. Cine chose the No. 16 jersey that carries special significance to him because of a family connection.
Cine and Elam’s lockers have been right next to one another this week. Do not think that he hasn’t taken advantage of it.
— LEWIS CINE (@LewisCine) December 30, 2018
“I really don’t have a ‘Cine’ message for them,” he said. “I just want to tell them don’t be another … how would I say this ‘We’re building a great thing here’ and you know ‘Come make history. It is bound to happen. It is bound for us to win a natty. Come be that guy’ and that’s all I have to say.”
He will do that. To a point. The message will be sent. Then it will be left up to them.
“At the end of the day it is true that I want them to be on the team and for us to play together but in the end, they have to make the best decision for them for the long term and not just football,” Cine said. “But after football.”
How Kaiir Elam feels about the recruiter by his locker
The Miami transition to Manny Diaz does not affect Kaiir Elam. The Hurricanes are right there with Florida and Georgia and Oregon and Ohio State.
“Miami is still one of my top schools,” Elam said. “With the hiring of coach Diaz, I think that is pretty good. I don’t think any of the coaches at my position would change. [Defensive backs] coach [Mike] Rumph will still be there. Nothing really changes. I think that is pretty good though that they got coach Diaz, though.”
What does he think about the recruiter that’s somehow found his way to the next locker over at the Under Armour event?
“Oh yeah,” Elam said. “That’s my boy. He’s definitely been in in my year and he’s definitely a ‘Dog. He’s a ‘Dawg I guess.”
He admitted that Cine has brought up how good they could be playing together at UGA.
“He says I need to hurry up and sign,” Elam said.
That’s about the time in the conversation when Cine jumped into the exchange.
“He’s playing games, man,” Cine said. “He’s playing man.”
Cine will be on campus when Elam takes his official visit to Georgia. Elam gave him a lofty approval rating for his skills at the back end of the defense at safety.
“I’ve seen the film,” Elam said. “To be able to have a great safety in the back so I will know that I have help I think will bring my game onto another level. Because I will have trust is somebody else behind me instead of panicking and doing other stuff.”
Elam was also complimentary of how Cine went about touting Georgia, but not overdoing it.
“He’s been pretty good about it,” Elam said. “He’s been good. I like him. That’s because he is a good guy.”
Why Lewis Cine was so solid to Georgia
Cine wants to beat Alabama. Badly. He makes that clear and he feels that is within reach for this class.
“What made me solid to Georgia was not just the people but it is what is being built there,” he said. “You can see all of it. They are competing with Alabama right now. Before my time comes up, we will be up there again playing with Alabama and competing with Alabama and winning the natty.”
He fully understands that will not be easy. Alabama is in his mind as the summit of college football. That proud program provides all the incentive he needs to excel in Athens.
“It is who believes and who is willing to put in all the chips in there to believe in what Georgia is doing,” Cine said.
The coaches see Cine playing a lot of different spots in their defense.
“The type of player I am I give them the freedom to play a lot of packages,” Cine said. “Do a lot of things in the defense they wouldn’t be able to do before. That’s what I feel I bring to the table.”
Cine will play with “Team Ballaholics” live at 6 PM on ESPN2 tonight. He’ll be joined by 5-star UGA signee Nakobe Dean in that event. Dean will be at ILB for “Team Flash” for that contest.
“This week for me is proving something to myself,” Cine said. “I could care less about the other players and how many stars they have and what package they have got. I’m just worried about me and how Lewis is going to show these people and anyone in Georgia and people around the whole country who I really am and what I can really do on the field with the country’s best players.”
Look for Cine to drive to UGA and get his college career started on Friday. He planned to compete in the 2019 Under Armour All-America game on Thursday and then drive to Athens on Friday.
Check out the DawgNation All-American coverage this week
It is a busy time for the recruiting beat here at DawgNation. We’ve got coverage in the can from Orlando and are now on the way to San Antonio as this blog posts.
Here is what is on the site so far from the Under Armour All-America week and the All-American Bowl events in San Antonio.
- Why Ohio State commit Doug Nester is now strongly considering UGA
- WATCH: 5-star junior Broderick Jones “feels pretty amazing” about his pledge to UGA
- Live updates from the Future 50 check-in in Orlando
- Live updates from the Under Armour 2019 All-America game “Media Day”
- How the Justin Fields storyline affects UGA recruiting right now
- What’s the latest with UGA and elite WR target George Pickens?
- WATCH: Nation’s No. 3 safety Lewis Cine describes his love for UGA
- WATCH: 5-star signee Nakobe Dean is “coming to work” at Georgia
- Elite South Florida CB target Kaiir Elam hasn’t made up his mind yet
- What happened late with UGA and elite RBs Noah Cain and Trey Sanders?
- UGA recruiting: The need to know for the 2019 Under Armour All-American game
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