Layne, 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, is a top 2016 prospect in Ohio, and his recruitment has already taken off. Layne added his fifth offer Tuesday.
"I was offered by Michigan today and that's an eye-opening offer to me," Layne stated. "Coach (Greg) Mattison was at my school a week ago, and he watched me lift weights after school. I can't say I expected the offer, but I was hoping for it to happen."
"They wanted me to visit and I thought they might offer at that time, so this was a surprise," he added. "I'm going to the Michigan basketball camp on June 7, so I'm going to stop by and see the football coaches while I'm there."
"This offer means a lot to me, and I could see myself going there," he continued. "They are definitely up there as one of my favorites. They have a great atmosphere and their coaches are great, so I'm very interested in Michigan."
Several other top programs are recruiting Layne, and more offers could be headed his way shortly.
"I would say Florida State and Ohio State are two schools showing a lot of interest," Layne explained. "I just spoke to Urban Meyer today (Tuesday), and he asked my coach to have me call him. I guess he heard about the Michigan offer. He said he wants to see me in camp, and he's going to have us build a relationship before he offers."
"Florida State asking about me means a lot, especially since they just won the national championship," he stressed. "It would be both a blessing and a dream come true if they would offer me. Being far from home wouldn't bother me at all, and I'm just going to find the best school for me."