Georgia safety Lewis Cine announces intentions for 2022 season
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Georgia safety Lewis Cine announces intentions for 2022 season

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Following the national championship victory over Alabama on Monday night, players’ decisions about 2022 continue to flow in for Georgia.

The latest announcement comes from Bulldogs safety Lewis Cine, who made public on Friday that he will be entering the NFL Draft.

After kind messages for “Dawg Nation,” coaches, teachers, family and friends, Cine said one final goodbye to Athens.

“This journey has been one for the history books!” the junior wrote. “After careful consideration, I am excited to share that I have decided to forgo my senior year at UGA and officially declare for the NFL Draft. Mission complete — Agent 16 signing out!”

Cine was named the defensive player of the game on Monday following a seven-tackle performance in which he forced two turnovers. He finished the year with 73 tackles, nine pass break ups and an interception.

The safety hails from outside of Dallas, and he was a four-star prospect out of high school according to On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. On3’s aggregate had him as the No. 2 safety in the state and the No. 7 player overall from Texas.

Cine remembers the Monday night scene

Now that the 2021 season has come to an end, Cine addressed the postgame scene which will live in his head and replay over and over in his mind each night.

“I think it’s probably when the confetti came out, when everyone just ran on the field knowing the game was over,” Cine said. “That’s kind of a picture that will be ingrained in my head forever.

“It’s kind of dope, in my opinion. And years ahead I can just bring my kids and my family over and be, like, I was on this team. I helped and I was a part of something great.”

On3’s James Fletcher contributed to this report.