2009 Speedster Drawing Clemson Interest

The story on Braxton Lane started almost exactly one year ago when a family friend asked to bring a young wide receiver from Sandy Creek High School to the annual Kennedy/CES combine.

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The unregistered athlete ended up turning in an incredible 4.31 forty and opened the eyes of college coaches across the country.

One year later, the Scout.com National 100 member for the class of 2009 holds offers from four schools, and he says it is because he continues to get better as a football player and not just because of that speed.

"I have offers now from Central Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, and Clemson has given me a verbal offer," said Lane, who measured in at 5-10, 191 pounds at this year's combine but still gives credit to his previous performance for the early interest.

"I think it definitely opened the eyes and ears of some of the schools. The thing is, I hadn't run track since I was in the eighth grade."

Lane, who has started every game since his freshman year at Sandy Creek, believes that several more schools are on the verge of offering him a scholarship soon as Miami, Georgia, and Alabama all visited his school this week. He hopes to get a look at all of them soon, but there are just two junior days he is sure he will make.

"I am going to go to Clemson and Florida State for their junior days," he said.

On the recruiting process in general Lane talked about how the personnel each teams have can help impact a decision.

"It means a lot," he said. "I definitely look at the depth chart of the schools where I'd be considering going, not just quarterback but at wide receiver. You know who'd be playing ahead of me, or who was be there before me. Really I guess my chances of playing early and things like that. That's not the only aspect that goes into it, but that definitely plays a part."

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