Miami Hurricanes Recruiting: Lawrence Cager Post Visit Interview


The Miami Hurricanes made a splash in early January when 4-star receiver, Lawrence Cager, committed to the Canes at the Army All-American Bowl. Cager proceeded to head back onto the field and catch a 54yd TD that he celebrated with a dance that soon took over twitter. The 6’5-200 prospect from Calvert Hall in Maryland has the size and speed to be a huge threat in the Canes’ offense. Lawrence Cager has also become extremely popular among Canes-Twitter for recruiting other Miami targets through social media and has earned the nickname “Coach Cager”. I just caught up with Cager to talk about everything from his dance to his visit.

Lawrence Cager spoke about some of the strengths in his game aside from his 6’5 frame:

“I have strong hands, I’m able to read defenses and get through them.”

Cager continued with what he needs to improve on at the next level:

“You always need to get faster and always need to be able to block better.”

I asked Cager about the impact Brad Kaaya had on his recruitment.

“He impacted it a lot, because he recruited me a lot to come to Miami. Him being my host for the visit was really great.”

Cager went on to expand on his Miami visit:

“It was really good. I was just trying to spend time with my future teammates and coaches and have a good time.”

I asked Cager about choosing between Miami and Bama.

“They’re both great schools, but one school I’m committed to. I’m going to stay committed to Miami, I’m happy to be a Cane.”

Cager said that he’s already become close with pretty much the whole Miami coaching staff.

The Army Game & The Dance

“The Army Game was a great time and a once in a lifetime experience. I got to spend time with a lot of the other recruits and a lot of my friends.”

Then Cager spoke specifically about the dance, which you can view here.

“I planned that out ahead of time. It’s a dance that we do in Baltimore, so I’m going to bring that down to Miami and try to show the world.”

“Coach Cager”

Lawrence Cager has become known as Coach Cager all over social media for constantly recruiting other prospects to join him in Miami. This title has continued to grow during the last week and has led to Photoshops of Cager with coaching jackets and a headset on.

“I’m just having fun with the fans and social media. The coaches love it too, so it’s just having fun.”

I asked Coach Cager to give me his recruiting pitch if I was a big time prospect.

“Well, I can’t give away to many of my secrets, so I would just ask you what you’re waiting on to commit. I would tell you about the city of Miami, how many people in the NFL that we breed, how they’ve had success in the NFL, they’re not just busts, and who wouldn’t want to play with THE Brad Kaaya. I gotta just throw Brad out there like that.”

Lawrence Cager spent a lot of time with 3-star defensive tackle target, Kevin Scott, in Miami this weekend. Scott is a California recruit that the Canes have really been going after hard lately. Cager talked about Miami’s chances with Scott.

“Miami’s definitely got a shot with him and we’ve been recruiting him. I think he might end up coming here.”

I asked Lawrence Cager if he had any message for Miami fans and his answer wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.

“Marcus Lewis is the Man. Tweet that”

Cager is very confident that 4-star DB Marcus Lewis, who also comes from the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, would end up joining the Canes. I hope he is right.

You can check out Cager’s highlights here.