Lanier keeping his options open

ATHENS - While two of his teammates have already committed to Georgia, that doesn't automatically mean that he will be joining them in Athens.

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Contacted prior to the announcement of his teammates' commitment, Lanier even said he figured they had already decided to go to Georgia – but that wasn't the case with him and he would be a bit more open to the process.

Lanier already has offers from Clemson and Georgia Tech, and is hearing a good bit from Georgia, Florida, and Florida State as well.

The schools that already have offered him are among his early favorites. "They're the ones I'm thinking about the most," he said.

Lanier plays both offensive and defensive line in high school, and it appears he is drawing interest on both sides of the ball at the next level as well.

"Clemson is looking at me to play d-tackle," he said. "I think Florida State wants me to play offense. I'm not sure, but I think they want me to play O-line, and h'm not really sure about Florida and Georgia."

Georgia in particular has not made up its mind yet on where they best like Lanier.

Said Lanier: "I've been talking to (Georgia) a little bit. I'm not offered by them yet, but my coach said they're not really sure what side of the ball they want me to play on. They like me on both sides, but they're still evaluating."

Having already picked up two big time offers, and with more sure to come throughout the spring, Lanier said he would like to end his recruitment before setting out to help the Emanuel County Institute defend its state championship.

"I want to make my decision during the summer," he said, "so that way I can go on and worry about football and school work for my senior year and not have to worry about all this stuff during the season."

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