It's getting better all the time

Marlin Lane, the second member of Clemson's 2011 class, spent two days in Tigertown this weekend, wrapping up his visit after Saturday's scrimmage in Death Valley.

RB Marlin Lane Profile

Mainland High School (Daytona Beach, Fla.) running back Marlin Lane wanted to get back up to Clemson this spring for several days. After all, it's the place he plans to call home after high school.

On Saturday, he spoke to CUTigers about the two-day trip with his dad and Mainland coach.

"It seems like the more I come up here, the better it gets," Lane said.

"I just thought that I would spend my spring break in Clemson."

Last summer, he committed to head coach Dabo Swinney and his staff while attending camp. For the past couple of days, he's gotten a taste of what life would be like on the Tigers' football team, watching practice on Friday and the scrimmage on Saturday..

"I've just been enjoying practice," he said. "I love the tempo."

A four-star prospect, according to, he's ranked as the No. 10 running back in the 2011 class. With a who's who of offers to his name, some think Lane's likely to jump ship from his commitment.

Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Oregon, and West Virginia are just a few of the number of other schools that have also offered.

He laughed when CUTigers asked what he thought about those who don't believe that he's going to end up at Clemson.

"Lots of people say that they think I'm going to FSU," he said. "But I'm staying with Clemson."

During his visit, spoke to all the coaches on staff.

"They said they can't wait until I get here," he said.

His Mainland teammate, Cortez Davis, a former member of the 2011 Clemson class, is now committed to Florida State.

"I work hard to get him back," Lane said.

He tore his left ACL during his junior season, but is working hard to get back into the shape that he was in prior to the injury.

"I'm working hard. I don't think there's anybody out there better than me in the country as an athlete and all," Lane said. Top Stories