Cowboys Pick Up Huge Commit From Lane

Oklahoma State lost a great cornerback in NFL first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert. The Cowboys have several potential NFL prospects at corner with already proven Kevin Peterson, talented Ashton Lampkin and some younger corners from last year's freshman class. Now the Cowobys appear to have added the next candidate to that crew with the commitment standout Jaylon Lane of Nacogdoches, Texas.

The 6-2, 180-pound Lane went to Twitter (@JLane 1400blk) on Sunday morning to proclaim: "I'm officially committed to Oklahoma State. #Gopokes."

Lane has a multitude of scholarship offers. His huge list includes the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, and Washington State.

Last season he finished with 46 tackles and five interceptions, and two of those picks he returned for touchdowns. He also returned kickoffs and had a kickoff return for a touchdown. As a sophomore, he had 52 tackles with four interceptions and a fumble recovery. He is very much a ball hawking type of defender.

As for why he chose Oklahoma State? "Coach Gundy sounded fired up when I told him and I could hear Coach (Van) Malone and Coach (Tim) Duffie too," said Lane, admitting that he made the call late Saturday night and then put it out on Twitter this morning.

"It was after 10, 11. It was late so I just waited to put it out today. It is kind of a Mother's Day gift, you could call it that. My mom is really happy.

"Ever since these guys started recruiting me and they've recruited me hard, Coach Malone did a good job of recruiting me, and when I went up there it felt like family and there was a lot of love and support," Lane said of his thoughts on deciding to be a Cowboy. "Then with my height and ability, I believe Coach Malone can take me to the next level."

Lane added that academically he would like to major in criminal justice.

Lane is a very well spoken young man and clearly explained that he had thought this through in making his decision. Nacogdoches is in spring football right now and that and finishing the school year is what he is up to right now. Today he is celebrating Mother's Day with a unique gift that he and his mom can share in, a college education paid for.


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