It didn't take long for Independence (Kansas) Independence Junior College cornerback Jaylon Lane to be in Corvallis on his official visit before he realized that he wanted to join Coach Andersen at Oregon State. Lane arrived in town Friday afternoon, and by early evening was making his pledge to Andersen and the Beavers staff.
"I arrived here (at Oregon State) and came straight here and talked to Coach Hall and Coach Andersen and I immediately told myself this the place I need to be and this is the conference I know I can dominate," he told BeaverBlitz shortly after his commitment.
"I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to further my football career and education," Lane said in a statement. "Coming from a junior college has humbled me and given me a great opportunity to show everyone that just because I had a setback doesn't mean I can't bounce back."
Out of high school in Nacogdoches, Texas, Lane was a 4-star prospect with more than 30 offers. He was committed to Oklahoma State, but an off the field incident forced him to take the junior college route, first at Jones County in Mississippi and then this year at Independence.
"I'd like to thank all the schools and coaches for taking the time out to recruit me, but after this long decision making process and talking with my family, I have decided to publicly announce my commitment to Oregon State University," Lane said.
Lane will have three years to play two at Oregon State and will be able to join the Beavers in December in time for the start of winter term.