Independence Community College cornerback Jaylon Lane made the trip to Corvallis this weekend to see what the Beavers had to offer after receiving an offer recently. It didn't take long for Lane to decide that OSU was where he was meant to be, as he committed Friday night.
"I loved it, it was a great experience and it was great to get my family there to see the game," Lane said. "I had a meeting with Coach Andersen and Coach Hall, I believe in what they are telling me. I looked into in my heart and it matched with what they were saying."
Getting the commitment out of the way early allowed him to enjoy the Civil War game and win as a commit. He was blown away by the atmosphere at Reser Stadium.
"Man that was big time, it was a huge win," he said. "End the season with a big win, a huge crowd, it was raining and the crowd was still into it. Next year I know we will be playing at Oregon so I’m already looking forward to that one."
Shemar Smith was Lane's host, but he was able to spend time with many of his future teammates and begin building a bond.
"We’re just building a bond and getting to know the teammates that will be there next year," he said. "I felt like our relationships will be even closer when we’re grinding."
Being committed, Lane also worked on locking in a future teammate who was visiting as well in Keisean Nixon.
"I was trying to get Keisean to visualize him and I locking down those two sides," he said. "But he needs to make the best decision for him."
Both of Lane's parents were able to join him on the visit as well, flying out from Texas.
"My mom and my dad both made the trip," he said. "My dad works a lot so it was really his first time taking in one of my visits and he really took everything in."
The Beavers already feel like family to the athletic corner. He was blown away that Coach Odum planned to make a visit to Texas to visit his parents this week and Coach Andersen and Coach Lockette would be coming by to see him in Kansas. Now it is time to finish up his junior college coursework and get ready to move to his new home.
"I’ll sign December 14 to make it official and will be there January 5," he said. "I can’t wait to get back there."