Lane is the consummate team player

Tuesday marked the day when most of the rest of the freshmen in the 2013 recruiting class showed up on campus. It is a group that was rated one of the tops in the land by every recruiting service. Also a group that should help Florida fill some holes on the roster. Running back Adam Lane believes the effort this group will show will lead to big things.

As the day approached, Adam Lane was on pins and needles to get to Gainesville and start his college career. He plans to room with childhood friend Caleb Brantley and just wants to get things going.

"I can't wait," Lane said about getting to campus on Tuesday. "I just want to get into the flow of things and get going with football. Me and my dad have been working out a lot, just about every day. I have been doing on the field work, catching the ball, running 40's and working in the weight room."

Florida was down to two scholarship running backs when the season ended a year ago and added Lane and fellow freshman Kelvin Taylor. Like Taylor, Lane expects to contribute early in his career and is hearing as much from position coach Brian White.

"I think with the ability I have I am looking to play as soon as I get on campus," he said. "I was talking to Coach White yesterday. He tells me he is excited to coach me and can't wait till I get up there. We also talk about life in general."

Lane is a team guy and puts team goals ahead of everything. He has paid close attention to everything going on in the last couple of year as and believes this unit has a chance to do great things.

"I really feel we will go for a national championship," he said. "With the guys that are there and the guys we have coming in I think we will be a great compliment."

This includes a stellar '13 class that has some tools to do big things now and down the road for Florida.

"I think we will have a great O-Line, a great D-Line, and some real good skill positions," he said of his classmates. "They should be able to fill in some spots where some of the seniors left."

At 5-8 you would think Lane wasn't very intimidating, then you see the 210 pounds of muscle packed on his body and you know he would be a load to bring down by a would-be tackler. His whole attitude screams winner.

"My goal is to work hard and go when my name is called," he said. "I just want to be the best player I can be and help my team win a national championship.

"There are always things I can improve and I always want to get faster. I work on my speed in form drills (technique) running 20's 40's and 50's to help my acceleration."

Asked to describe himself, he believes himself to be very charismatic.

"I am a very energetic, fun loving, and someone that is trying to succeed as a person on and off the field," he said.

Lane will certainly get his shot to get in the rotation in 2013 and don't count him out.


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