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Gibbs High School in Corryton, TN (just outside of Knoxville) is the home of 2018 offensive lineman Oliver Lane. Oliver has begun receiving offers from P5 schools and more could be on the way. This past weekend, Lane visited one of those schools.

Lane made the trip down I75 from Corryton to visit Georgia Tech. Lane was hosted on the trip by Coach Mike Sewak. “It was an amazing to see a huge school right in downtown Atlanta. We saw everything we could see before we had to head home.” The visit gave Oliver a lot to think about. “They are a school I am definitely interested in. This trip was a perfect 10 for me.”

Coach Sewak talked to Oliver about the academics at Tech and the value of a Tech degree. “Coach Sewak was great. He blew us away with his greeting and how he explained what Georgia Tech is all about.” Oliver also liked that everything he would need at Tech was within walking distance. “To me, that will be a major plus when it comes time to choose a school.”

Oliver still has some growing to do but Coach Sewak feels that he’ll be a good fit for the guard position in the Tech offense. Coach Sewak let Oliver know that he loved his run blocking. “I play guard now and we run the same offense as Tech.” Oliver feels that would put him ahead of the curve if he were to choose Tech. Tech freshman offensive lineman Jahaziel Lee also spent some time with Oliver. “Seeing that he and Parker Braun started as freshmen is an eye opener.”    

At this point in his recruitment, Lane has nine offers. He knows that selecting a school from his growing list will not be easy. “Telling one coach yes is easy but telling 15-20 coaches no is a bit more difficult.”

Several schools come to mind for Oliver when asked who is recruiting him the hardest. “Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee are all recruiting me pretty hard.” In spite of that, Oliver is not ready to name a list of favorites. “I’ll be using the visits in the spring and summer to give me a good idea and then I’ll be able to list a top five by the end of summer.”

A return visit to watch Tech in the spring is something that Oliver hopes to do. He’ll have a busy spring schedule and he’ll have to see how his plans work out. Oliver plans to visit South Carolina March 2nd, Northwestern and Wisconsin on March 10th and 11th, and he’ll be at Georgia on March 18th.

Oliver will be looking for a school that has strong academics as well as a strong football program. He’ll also be looking for stability on the coaching staff. Finally, he’ll be looking for a school where he’ll feel comfortable. Top Stories