No coach on the Nebraska roster knows Ohio high school football better than Vince Marrow. The graduate assistant/tight end coach used to be a head coach in the state, and is being currently allowed to recruit for Nebraska in place of the injured Barney Cotton.
On Thursday, Marrow stopped by Firestone high school to check in on 3-star offeree wide receiver Kevin Gladney. While he was there, Marrow also inquired about athlete Jerome Lane. The junior currently holds an offer from Washington, with a handful of interest from other schools like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia, and West Virginia. Last year he played running back for Firestone, but projects to play safety or outside linebacker at the next level.
"Yes, he was by my school," said Lane when asked about Marrow. "I was at another school when he came, but Nebraska is currently looking at me."
At 6-foot-3, 217 pounds, featuring a verified 4.47 forty, many schools are looking at the prospect. Nebraska wants him to camp with them this summer, to get a better look.
"People are asking for my film, and that is supposed to be done any time," Lane told FoxSportsNext.com. "I'm supposed to be visiting Michigan State in the next few weeks. I'm also going on a bus tour this summer, and that will get me in front of a lot of different schools."
"I'm definitely thinking about camping with Nebraska."
Lane is the son of former NBA veteran Jerome Lane Sr. The former Pitt Panther was best known for a monstrous dunk against Providence in 1988, where he shattered the backboard – coining the phrase "send it in Jerome."