In mid-February, Nacogdoches, TX cornerback Jaylon Lane was receiving interest from various programs but held no offers. Shortly after, some offers started to roll in and the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder even made a commitment to Ole Miss. The commitment to the Rebels was short lived and Lane re-opened his recruitment.
From that point, he's become one of the most coveted recruits, regardless of position, in the entire country.
Lane, rated as the nation's No. 44 cornerback prospect by Scout.com, now holds nearly 40 offers. Among the school after Lane are Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Washington State to name but a few.
However, it was an offer Lane received on Saturday that could be a game changer for him; TCU. Lane has held the Frogs high on his list for quite a while, even telling HornedFrogBlitz.com back in February that they were alone at the top of his list.
Lane is relieved that the Frogs finally came through with an offer when he visited the campus on Saturday.
"It feels good getting that offer," he said. "I talked with coach P (Patterson) for an hour in a half. I really feel it's a great fit for me."
As Lane landed one offer after another he still had questions on why TCU waited longer than the others to pursue him. He received the answer while on his visit.
"He (Patterson) wanted to wait until Coach Anderson came to see me at practice on the first day and he did," he said. "(They wanted) to verify I was the kid we saw on film which he said I was. After he wanted me to come back up so he can offer me in person and tell it from his own mouth."
As previously mentioned, Lane has held TCU in high regards since his initial visit in February. Lane says the offer from TCU could affect his initial plans for his recruitment.
"They sit the same, no doubt," he said of TCU. "This offer for sure shook things big time and changed some things in my recruitment. I was going to start narrowing things down after spring evaluation but this offer changed things. I feel my timeline of making a decision has changed after this offer."
Lane admits the changes in his recruitment are a direct reflection of his thoughts on TCU. For him, TCU is the perfect fit.
"TCU fits perfect for me for my family situation," he said. "Also the defense they run I ran at San Angelo and most of all the education is perfect."