Anytime a quarterback in a talent-rich state like Georgia throws for 56 touchdowns and 2 interceptions it would be reasonable to expect that said signal caller would be pursued by some of the biggest football programs in the nation.
Instead it was primarily junior colleges recruiting Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County High School 2017 quarterback K’Hari Lane. That changed Saturday when Arizona offered and Lane accepted a scholarship to become a Wildcat.
“It’s kind of weird how it all came about,” Lane said. “Arizona didn’t first see me from my tape; they first heard about me in the Bleacher Report article.”
After Braxton Burmeister committed to Oregon, Arizona ramped up its interest in Lane.
“They got in touch with me about two weeks ago and said they liked my game and to just be patient because there was going to be an opportunity for me," Lane said.
Flash forward to early last week.
“Arizona then got in touch with me and asked if I could come on an official visit this weekend," Lane said. "Of course I was ready.
“I had an idea if everything went well I was going to commit. I just need to make sure I felt comfortable.”
The Arizona coaches made sure Lane felt right at home.
“The visit was perfect," Lane said. "The coaches were cool and the players were too. Then we started talking about the offense and they said they liked my arm.”
Lane realizes this is just the first step in his football journey.
“I have so much that I can get better at," he said. "All of this happened so quickly that I’m still trying to figure everything out, but I want to make the UA coaches happy that they offered me.”