The Opening: Ermon Lane Update

BEAVERTON, Oregon - Is Ermon Lane closing in on a decision? He gives the odds of him committing before the 2013 season kicks off here...

One of the wide receivers at The Opening is Ermon Lane. The four-star out of Homestead, Fla. has many options to choose from when it comes to recruiting and he may not too far away from choosing his school.

"I will either commit right before the season starts or wait until after the season," Lane said. "I would say right now, there is a good chance that I do commit before the season. It is probably an about 80-percent chance that I commit soon. That is how I am feeling right now."

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If he is less than two months away from committing, who is he strongly considering?

"I am open to everyone right now. I do not have any favorites at all. I have visited a lot of schools and I talk to different coaches, so I am still keeping my options open."

So far this summer, the only school the 6-foot-2, 196 pound wideout has visited is Miami.

He has always had the 'Canes high on his list.

"I went to Miami for a visit this summer and I like that they are not far from home. It is easy to get there and I like their most recent recruiting classes, the coaches there, and their style of play too. I have always liked Miami's football program too, so it has been my dream to play there."

Lane has visited Florida and Florida State, two other in-state schools in the past too, and he will return to each campus later this month.

Alabama is a school that he thought he would visit in June, but he was not able to make it. He is not sure if he will get back to Tuscaloosa this summer or not.

"The visit did not happen, but I thought I would be visiting Alabama about two weeks ago. I am still talking to my coach about it, so I still could get over there."

His first visit to Alabama was a good one and he liked what he saw.

"The campus is beautiful and the coaches are nice people. I know some of the players and they win a lot of championships there. Alabama is just a great place."

Could the No. 7 receiver in the country leave his home state for college or will he stay inside the state of Florida the next four to five years?

"Only time will tell," he said. "At the end of the day, it is my decision to make, and I will do what is best for me."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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