J.C. Lanier working hard during the summer

J.C. Lanier is a monster defensive tackle out of Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, GA. Measuring in at 6-3 and 345 lbs, he is only a rising junior. This summer, J.C. has been working out trying to get better. He has shown up at a couple camps in his home state. GoJackets.com was able to catch up with J.C. in Atlanta after a camp at Georgia Tech.

J.C. Lanier is a monster defensive tackle out of Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, GA. Measuring in at 6-3 and 345 lbs, he is only a rising junior. This summer, J.C. has been working out trying to get better. He has shown up at a couple camps in his home state. GoJackets.com was able to catch up with J.C. in Atlanta after a camp at Georgia Tech.

This is what he had to say:

"I went to a camp at Georgia; they said I did pretty good up there. Then I came down here (to Georgia Tech). Those are the only two places I've gone to this summer because those are the two main schools I want to be at. I'm going to a team camp next week, I think in South Carolina. Overall, I've had a pretty good summer working with teams and getting better. I'm trying to get that state championship this year and defend our region championship. I'm feeling pretty good."

J.C. is a space eater and could play on either line in college. He doesn't really know yet if he's being recruited for a specific position.

"I hope I'm being recruited for defensive tackle. That's the position I want to play in college. I'd rather play that than offense because my heart is on defense."

He then commented a little on recruitment and what may come in the future.

"Georgia and Georgia Tech are the two schools I'm looking at, but I'd like to go to LSU too. The first thing I'm looking for in a school is academics. My mama always says, ‘the academics come first,' then the football, I got to see how the team looks. They need to be serious but they need to have fun, too."

He also gave some comparisons on the schools he's already been to.

"I've seen Georgia's facilities and Georgia Tech's weight room, too. They look pretty good. Georgia Tech's weight room is a little bigger. Georgia is about the same, just not as big. They're both nice and I like them both. Atlanta though, that's my favorite place to be. I like Atlanta. It's a big city and I have a lot of family here, too. They'd be able to watch me a lot at Tech."

Look for recruiting to really pick for J.C. and the rest of the Class of 2009 in the spring of 2008, although offers may come early as this September.


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