2014 Local OL Is Very Interested in Maryland

2014 offensive lineman Lucas Kane talks Maryland visit.

Lucas Kane had his best personal season in his young high school career at Northwood, but that did not leave him happy about how the season went.

“[The season was] not good at all from a team standpoint. There was not much chemistry and we didn't work together,” Kane said.

Kane, the 6-foot 5 255 pound offensive lineman, is referring to his team's rocky 1-8 record. While the team did not play well Kane worked on improving his foot speed and overall strength.

“I naturally have the height to play line but I need to get stronger and quicker to keep up with the other guys,” Kane said.

Kane recently visited the University of Maryland's last home game against Florida State and despite the loss liked what he saw.

“[The visit] was excellent. Maryland would be excellent to go,” Kane said.

Kane's brother is a student at the University of Maryland and he's visited the campus regularly and loves the campus and atmosphere at Maryland.

While the contact was “distant” between Kane and the coaches before the visit to the Florida State game, Kane hopes the relationship will improve because of how welcoming all the coaches were during his visit.

Kane also likes Maryland's recent move to the Big Ten from the ACC.

“It was a good move from the school financially. They will benefit from it. The competition is great in the Big Ten and they will have more national exposure and I like it too,” Kane said.

Distance will not be a factor in Kane's decision as he has already visited Georgetown and plans to visit the University of Pennsylvania in the winter and probably Yale as well.

The player Kane tries to mold his game after is New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. Solder and Kane are built similarly tall but slender and Kane thinks Solder can block anybody in the league.

To whoever Kane's future program is they can expect to get a player with a lot of toughness.

“I'm feisty and if I'm on a block I'm not going to get off it. I want to go out there and punch people in the mouth.”

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