Checkmate; Lane Can't Wait

The one we should know the best, we still have a lot to learn about. Winter haven's Adam Lane was the first prospect to commit to the Florida Gators in the 2013 class back in January 2012 and there is still so much more to know about soon to be official Gator. In less than two weeks, it will be official for lane and his class mates.

"I can't wait," he said about the upcoming ceremony at his school and faxing in of the letter of intent to Florida. "It is great just knowing that all the hard work that I have been doing has paid off."

Florida running back coach Brian White will stop in at Winter haven next week to cross the T's and dot the I's on all the paperwork for Lane. He and head coach Will Muschamp and tight end coach Derek Lewis were by to see him a couple of weeks ago to watch him put on a show and then spend time with Lane's family. .

"I saw Coach Muschamp, Coach White and Lewis a couple of weeks ago," Lane said. "Coach White is coming back next week to finalize all the paperwork and stuff like that.

"They saw me at my track meet, then headed to my house and we talked about what else will happen in the process and stuff."

The staff has been adamant that Lane brings everything to the table in regards to what an SEC back should be .

"They think I have great power and agility, not just one or the other," he said. "I am balanced in all the attributes they are looking for."

Lane was teammates for a while with recruiting classmate Caleb Brantley and also tight with a couple of others in the class. He thinks this Gator class is full of physical ability and personal substance.

"I feel like with all the coaches they have put together an awesome class and an awesome group of guys," Lane said. "They are great skill wise and personality wise. It's just a great group of guys.

"I am pretty cool with Kelvin Taylor and was really cool with Quinton Powell. Hopefully he wants to come back to Florida. I see some of the others at camps and we always get along."

Other schools have been interested in lane, but only one continues to try and pull him at this point because of his loyalty to the Gators.

"USF s kind of calling, but they know I am sold on Florida," he said.

Lane missed his entire junior year because of a leg injury. He feels he came back stronger than ever as a senior where he averaged over 14 yards a carry running for 1700 yards on 120 carries, with 15 touchdowns.

"I felt like I was a lot stronger and faster and used that a lot this year," he said. "I used a lot more power than I had in the past.

His mixture of power and speed makes him a special player, but Lane believes it is the mental part of the game that allows him to excel.

"I think my best ability is learning the offense and knowing where I am supposed to be at all times, just the mental aspects of the game," he said.

That mental edge he has transfers to just more than football. Some might be quite surprised to know that Lane is an avid chess player and likes to swing the clubs.

"I play golf and chess," he said. "I always liked to play checkers and saw my friends playing chess and so I picked it up pretty easy and it was fun. I play golf with a friend on the golf team and I live right down the road from a golf course and we go out to the range al the time. I hit it 310 yards a couple of weeks ago."

As for June when he shows up in Gainesville, he says it is all about effort, "I just want to go there and play the best I can, work my butt off, and try and make things happen."

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