First Offer For Ohio Athlete

One day after impressing in Michigan at the Adidas Invitational, Akron Firestone athlete Jerome Lane picked up his first offer. Washington became his first Monday afternoon, and Lane is hoping for more.

Akron Firestone athlete Jerome Lane has been making quite a splash recently with his performance at various combines, and he was exceptional last weekend in Michigan at the Adidas Invitational.

Lane, 6-foot-3, 217-pounds, added his first offer Monday, when he learned of Washington's intent. He was excited to receive his first offer.

"That offer means a lot to me, and it just shows me I can play at the highest level," Lane stated. "I feel very humbled and blessed to have this offer. Coach (Peter) Sirmon was recruiting me when he was at Tennessee, so we already have a relationship."

"I don't know too much about Washington, but my mother lived out there for a while," he added. "She said it is beautiful out there, and the distance from Ohio won't bother me at all. I'm ready to get away from home. They are recruiting me as a linebacker."

Even though he played mostly runningback as a junior at Firestone, Lane's skill set translates to defense at the next level.

"I feel I can play a number of positions, and I'm just a good overall athlete," he explained. "I'm also hearing from West Virginia, and I visited there a few weeks ago. I loved it there and I felt real comfortable there. They are waiting on my film, to better evaluate me."

"I'm also hearing from Ohio State, Michigan State, Georgia, Cincinnati and Minnesota," he continued. "People are asking for my film, and that is supposed to be done any time. I'm supposed to be visiting Michigan State in the next few weeks. I'm also going on a bus tour this summer, and that will get me in front of a lot of different schools."

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