The word that Lane may not be headed to LSU started a little over a week ago when the 6-3, 230-pound senior said he was "not interested in being part of three quarterback system at LSU."
Lane started to falter on his pledge with the Tigers when Mobile-Williamson quarterback JaMarcus Russell began to talk seriously about coming to Baton Rouge. There is no word on Russell's future yet; he will announce this evening at 5:30 on national television whether it will be the Tigers or Florida State. LSU already has received a signed, letter of intent from Tyler (Texas)-Lee quarterback Matt Flynn.
It was no surprise Lane backed out on the Tigers after a week of rumors. The son of former LSU quarterback Bob Lane told the Monroe News-Star this morning he was no longer considering the Tigers.
"I'm not going to wait around on anybody else's decision, when I've got people that really and truly want me," Lane told the News-Star. "Whether LSU doesn't think I'm good enough or they think JaMarcus (Russell) is better or whoever they're getting, they're making their decision and I'm making mine."
Lane visited Ole Miss over the weekend and after discarding LSU, refocused his sights on Ole Miss, Auburn and Tulane. He finally settled on the Rebels this morning.
"This is the place I feel the most comfortable at," Lane said. "It just seems right and when you have a feeling, you have to go with it. This is what my gut feeling is telling me."
While Lane is headed elsewhere and Flynn is already a Tiger, LSU fans wait patiently for Russell's decision this afternoon. LSU head coach Nick Saban will meet with the media at 4 p.m. before heading into downtown Baton Rouge to address thousands at the annual Tiger Gridiron Club's Bayou Recruiting Bash.