"Robert is the typical QB," said new Neville Head Coach Mickey McCarty. "He is a big, physical kid that can make all the throws. All the coaches that have come in have been very impressed especially with his running abilities. Robert is a great kid and very coachable."
McCarty is not new to Lane as he served as Neville's offensive coordinator before being named the new Head Coach this week. Last season as a junior, Lane threw for over 2,200 yards and 28 scores. He rushed for 650 yards and 12 scores.
"My main goal each play is not to make a bad decision," said Lane. "I just want to make things happen. If a play breaks down, at worst I want to get back to the line of scrimmage. I want to make something good out of a play. So I would say I make good decisions and have a good arm."
As good as he is in football, he may be better in baseball. This past year he hit .518 with 12 home runs.
"I love baseball every bit as much as football," said Lane. "Down the line, I may have a very tough decision to make. I love both sports. Right now, all the football coaches are telling me I can play baseball. The baseball draft is too far ahead. Right now, I am open and just trying to figure out what school best fits me. I hope to take a bunch of unofficial visits this fall.
"I like LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Colorado, and Miami."
Lane's father, Bob Lane, played for LSU and for the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He spent time in the USFL (Birmingham) and NFL (Atlanta and Tampa Bay). Of course, the elder Lane was a quarterback.
"Working this position with my dad has become a big deal for me. I have thrown the football and baseball every since I can remember. I grew up watching film and always being around the game. My father has taught me so much."
Cliff Lane, Robert's uncle, also played tight end at LSU. Lane will camp at LSU this summer.