The finalists have emerged for 2023 offensive lineman Connor Lew.
The product of Kennesaw Mountain Excessive Faculty in Georgia has a prime 4 of Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, and Miami. Every of these faculties will obtain an official go to this summer season – Clemson on June 3, Miami on June 10, Auburn on June 17, and Georgia on June 24.
Lew hopes to commit earlier than his senior season begins this fall. Rivals caught up with him to get the most recent on his recruitment forward of a pivotal summer season.
On Georgia: “I’d say for Georgia, the most important factor they’ve received is one, I’ve began constructing a extremely good relationship with (offensive line coach Stacy Searels) and Coach (Kirby) Sensible together with the truth that within the draft, it’s laborious to go unnoticed of how many individuals they’ve despatched. The event side of Georgia is one thing that stands out to me.”
On his relationship with Searels: “I had the benefit as a result of I talked to him at North Carolina whereas he was there a bit of bit. As soon as he made the transition over to Georgia, we type of picked up the place we left off. We get alongside nice. It’s been very easy to speak to him. We speak each week.”
On Clemson: “Each time I have been to Clemson, the factor that stood out to me is the household side. I’ve a cousin that really goes to Clemson, so I do know some folks that go there, some pals that graduated and have gone to Clemson. So I’d say simply the household vibe there. I really feel at house there.”
On the household vibe within the Clemson program: “You’ll be able to see, whereas we had been consuming dinner earlier than the sport, there have been gamers hanging out, simply chilling and getting alongside. It was simply one thing particular.”
On Auburn: “My relationship with (offensive line coach Will Good friend) has been actually good. Auburn truly has a program there, it is their professional flight program, that I am excited by pursuing as a attainable main.”
On Will Good friend: “Once we sat down to look at movie, he was type of instructing me a number of the performs from that observe. I used to be simply actually, I used to be capable of decide up on every part he was exhibiting me fairly simply.”
On Miami and the brand new power there: “I believe there’s lots of hype across the program, and I believe there must be as nicely, particularly from an offensive line perspective. You’ve gotten an offensive line coach as a head coach, after which you have got a extremely good O-line coach in Coach (Alex) Mirabal. As an O-lineman, you have to actually take into consideration that. Trajectory-wise, I believe they’re on to large locations.”
On how distinctive Miami is with having a former offensive lineman in Mario Cristobal as the pinnacle coach: “That is much more expertise with regards to teaching. You’ve gotten extra eyes on you that know what they’re speaking about with regards to the O-line place. I believe, particularly Coach Cristobal coming from excellent applications, he is aware of his stuff. The extra folks the higher.”
On presumably utilizing a fifth official and which faculties are pushing for one: “I would not rely it out, however I do not plan on utilizing it except I’ve to. I’d say Florida State, Kentucky, Boston School, Virginia.”
On his dedication timeline: “I might prefer to commit earlier than my senior season, that means I can concentrate on soccer. But when it takes longer, it takes longer. I need to be deliberate on this course of and ensure I haven’t got any regrets.”
There aren’t any clear favorites at this level for Lew. Two applications to control are Georgia and Miami. There are the apparent robust relationships at Miami with what Cristobal has accomplished up to now. However Georgia’s improvement stands out to Lew, who has a great relationship with Searels and who truly acquired his provide from Sensible himself earlier this yr. Every of those 4 faculties has the prospect to tug to the entrance for Lew with a robust official go to this summer season.