Lane visits Auburn

The second commitment to Clemson's 2011 class visited Auburn over the weekend. How did that trip shake things up? And will he take any other official visits?

RB Marlin Lane Profile

CUTigers recently caught up with Mainland High School (Daytona Beach, Fla.) senior running back Marlin Lane to talk about his official visit to Auburn.

"It was a great visit. Everything went well. I liked the surroundings and everything," Lane said, "But I'm still 100 percent solid, committed to Clemson."

Auburn was always a school of interest for Lane, as he was growing up.

This visit was his first trip to Auburn.

"I always wanted to look at Auburn, because I liked them too, as I was coming up. I just wanted to get around and see what it was like in person," he said.

A few things stood out.

"Everything is similar to Clemson. The same kinds of people are around there that are around Clemson," Lane said.

The four-star running back spent time with Heisman Trophy winner Cameron Newton.

Lane didn't ask Newton many questions about his Heisman.

"He already had too many interviews and stuff about it," Lane said. "I just had a chance to talk to him about life and school."

Lane also got to know running backs Onterio McCalebb and Michael Dyer.

The trip to Auburn was the second official visit Lane has taken. He visited Purdue during the season, but that was to go see some former Mainland teammates.

Only one more is planned. And that's to Clemson.

Lane has scheduled his trip to Tigertown for the weekend of Jan. 14-16.

"I just want to go up there and have fun," he said.

During the visit, on Saturday, Lane spoke with his main recruiter from Clemson, defensive ends coach Chris Rumph.

"We talked about everything, he was just asking me what was going on up there," Lane said. ranks him as the No. 26 running back in the class of 2011. Top Stories