Daily Dawg Thread
TODAY’S FEATURED PROSPECTS
*Any Rankings presented below are from 247Sports Composite Rankings*
HT, WT: 6-1 195
CITY, STATE: Brandon, MS
#OF OFFERS: 12 offers
UGA OFFER: Yes
Jonathan Mingo is a four-star safety from Brandon Mississippi. He stands at 6-2 200 pounds. According to 247Sports latest composite ranking, he ranks as the No. 28 safety and the No. 14 prospect from Mississippi. Mingo currently holds 12 offers with the latest coming from Notre Dame on May 3. He recently visited Alabama for camp on June 9 and Ole Miss camp on June 2. Mingo also visited Ole Miss on February 17 and April 7.
Coaches from Alabama and Ole Miss visited him on April 25. Despite only having 12 offers Mingo has schools seriously after him. Georgia offered on March 31, and he’s had that as his pinned tweet since. The Bulldogs have a shot at this one if they push for him hard enough. 247 has Georgia at ‘warmer’ for Mingo, and it’ll be an interesting summer for him. He plays both wideout and safety, so seeing what coaches want from him at the next level interests me.
The first thing I noticed when I pulled up his hudl is that he runs a 4.4 40-yard dash. He’s a quick guy but has a great build. Mingo’s big-bodied and physical. His film has him on both sides of the ball. I like seeing that because he knows what it takes to be a wideout while also a safety. This can help him read coverages and be in the right places.
As a wideout he’s got a great set of hands, his routes are crisp and he makes some nice grabs. Mingo doesn’t miss a ball. Most of his routes are short out and flat routes. He doesn’t have to travel far to get open and catch the ball. Mingo has perfect control of his body and is used on those tight sideline routes to get the first down. It appears he plays more WR than safety, but I expect Georgia to come at him for the secondary depth needs.
Mingo’s speed helps him keep up with the quickest receivers. He knows where to place his hands and hits hard. Mingo needs some work on avoiding getting silly interference calls. His open field tackling impresses me. He’s smart and sees the ball well regardless if he’s on offense or defense. I like his size for a safety. The only thing that needs work is his space between him and the receiver. Mingo’s aggressive and knows both sides of the ball, but regardless he’s an athlete that appears very coachable.
HT, WT: 6-2 180
SCHOOL: Trinity Christian School
CITY, STATE: Cedar Hill, Texas
#OF OFFERS: 36 offers
UGA OFFER: Yes, December 8, 2017
Lewis Cine is a four-star safety from Cedar Hill, Texas. He stands at 6-2 180 pounds. According to 247Sports latest composite ranking, he ranks as the No. 49 overall player, the No. 3 safety and the No. 7 prospect in Texas. Cine currently holds 36 offers with the latest coming from Alabama on April 30. Terry Smith from Penn State visited on May 1 and Jeff Banks from Alabama visited him on April 30. He visited Penn State on June 8, Texas on June 15 and Michigan on June 22. His 247Sports profile indicates that Penn State has an 85 percent advantage while Georgia holds the other 15 percent. However, I don’t think that’s case at all. He visited Georgia for G-Day and appeared to have enjoyed the visit a lot. Georgia’s in the mix for this one, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it didn’t go down to the wire.
Cine is a headhunter. He hits hard and is so physical. Cine plays well in coverage and can predict what the play is. His size makes him tough to go against as a wideout. Cine’s fast, athletic and has everything you want in a safety. He outmans most of the wideouts he faced while at his former school Everett High School in Massachusetts. Cine appears to have a high football IQ and is really fast. He’s instinctive and you can tell football comes easy. Cine follows the quarterback’s eyes and executes on their mistakes. He’s a nice target and with the right strength and conditioning program will be a stud at the next level.