Elite Cedar Hill Trinity Christian School safety Lewis Cine is set to bring his recruitment to a close. on Wednesday.
Last week, the four-star in-state defensive back set his commitment date for Oct. 10, when he’ll choose between Texas, Michigan, Georgia, Penn State, and Florida. On Tuesday, he set his commitment time for 12 noon Central.
One of Texas’ top remaining targets, Cine is thought to be a Georgia lean at this point, but the Longhorns have had their say in this recruitment, nevertheless. A Massachusetts native, Cine moved to the Lone State State over the offseason, and following the transition, Texas was the first in-state school to host him for an unofficial visit on March 31.
Several weeks later, Cine returned to the Forty Acres on an official basis on June 15, which he followed with an official trip to Michigan on June 22.
In the weeks since, the Longhorns welcomed Cine back to campus for another unofficial visit for their win over TCU.
“UT stands very high on my list,” Cine, the nation’s No. 59 player and No. 3 safety, told Burnt Orange Nation. “No specific number!”
Despite the recent trip to Texas, the expectations is that, while high on Texas, Cine will head elsewhere. More specifically, the odds overwhelmingly favor Georgia, where he officially visited last weekend. Although Cine’s Crystal Ball is nearly split between Georgia and Penn State, which was his favorite early in the process, the Bulldogs own each of his last 22 projections dating back to July
Simply put, Cine looks very likely to become the latest elite Texas target to take his talents to the Peach State and pledge to Kirby Smart’s top-ranked 2019 class.
If that proves to be the case, as expected, it wouldn’t be as significant of a blow to Texas’ recruiting efforts as it may have been weeks ago, as four-star Plano East safety Tyler Owens recently committed to Texas. The Longhorns also hold a safety pledge from four-star California native Chris Adimora, and Texas remains firmly in the mix — and is even considered the favorite — for versatile Mansfield Legacy standout Jalen Catalon.