Napier, Harbison stop by Mainland

Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier and defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison were in Daytona Beach Monday to see the Tigers' targets at Mainland High School.

RB Marlin Lane Profile

Mainland running back Marlin Lane spoke to CUTigers on Monday, not long after Napier and Harbison were by the school.

Lane liked seeing the Clemson staffers at his school.

"It just reminds me of when I was up there having fun," Lane said.

So far this spring, coaches from Southern California, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas and South Florida are just a few of the schools that he could think of off the top of his head.

"I don't know who else because I'm not at practice that much because I'm at rehab," Lane said.

Lane has spent most of the spring rehabbing the torn ACL tear he suffered during his junior season. While his teammates are practicing, he's usually off doing his own thing, away from the team.

"My knee's doing excellent. I'm doing everything I can on it. Right now, I'm just getting my quads back strong," Lane said. "I haven't been practicing. I've just been working and rehabbing."

During communication with several coaches, Lane was told that he could sit out his senior season and still have a scholarship on the table.

"If I feel 100 percent, I'll play…Clemson coaches and a couple other coaches have told me that too," he said.

But that's not the ideal situation for Lane, who rushed for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior. He's ready to get back onto the field and prove the Scout.com No. 9 ranking as a running back is one that he deserves.

"I'm ready to get back on the field. I've been out for too long," Lane said.

Still firm with his commitment to Clemson, Lane has seen heaviest recruitment from Southern California, Florida and Florida State. He doesn't plan on paying much attention to recruiting this summer.

"I'm just focusing on rehabbing," Lane said.

But he does have a return visit to Clemson planned.

"I'm going to be going to the Clemson camp," Lane said.


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