This past weekend was an insane recruiting weekend for the Michigan Wolverines, to say the least.
High school players from all over the country gathered in Ann Arbor to get a glimpse into the Michigan football program. Whether these players were committed already or not, this was an important weekend for the program and the recruits alike.
One of those recruits in attendance was 4-star safety/Viper Lewis Cine. The Connecticut native, who transferred to Cedar Hill, Texas for his final season of high school football, is a highly coveted player in the 2019 class. He is the third ranked safety and 48th ranked overall player in the class, according to 247Sports’ composite.
Not all recruits leave town feeling like they were a part of something special. Cine, however, left town with a “home” feeling.
“I felt really comfortable (at Michigan). It felt like I’ve been there before even though it was my first time,” Cine told Maize n Brew. “I did get a home feeling. It was great, man.”
Among the things Cine did with players and coaches included visiting the Big House, which he called “the mother of ‘em all,” going to the movies and even going to a trampoline park.
At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, not only can Cine probably do some wicked flips at the trampoline park, but he could also be an absolute stud in Don Brown’s defense at the Viper position. Cine even admits he can be, too.
“(Viper is) the spot for me,” he said, “because I’m physical and I can do it all.”
Cine spent a lot of time with Michigan Vipers Khaleke Hudson and Joshua Uche. In fact, he spent so much time with them, that was his favorite thing he did during his visit.
“Chilling with the players (was my favorite thing),” he said. “We talked about life and the student-athlete’s life in Ann Arbor.”
And because of that, he admitted he feels like he fits right in with the team.
“I do (feel like I fit in), I love the environment,” he said.
But with all that said, did the visit and time spent with coaches and players help cement Michigan as a top school on his list?
“It was what I expected plus more, and Michigan has always been high on my list,” Cine said.
Cine plans on returning to Ann Arbor for a game this fall and committing sometime during the season. He also plans on visiting Florida and Georgia this summer.
He isn’t sure which game he will come back for yet, but he is looking forward to the chance to see Michigan play in the Big House.