In 2002, Lange moved from Germany to New York. Like many European kids, Lange played soccer rather than football. After moving to New Jersey, he was convinced to tryout for the football team in Hillsborough. His performance as a junior along wit his size and speed attracted the attention of schools like PSU, BC, Virginia, and Rutgers. However, Lange was an 18 year old who was turning 19 years old before his senior year. As a result, he would only have one football season to impress college coaches. Rutgers was the only school to extend an offer but Boston College was close to extending an offer. Before they could, Lange decided to end his recruitment with a verbal commitment to Rutgers.
His relationship with the Rutgers coaching staff and the proximity to the school were the biggest reasons why Lange decided on making a commitment to Rutgers. Lange stated the recruiting process was also getting too hectic and he was eager to close the process.
Lange is scheduled to graduate high school in January and will enroll into Rutgers for the spring semester. Until his graduation in January, he will be taking classes at Hillsborough High School while practicing with the football team.
For Lange, he states that his biggest strength is his height and his work ethic. His work ethic helped him to improve his bench press from 135lbs as a junior to 290lbs with a 400lb squat.
At Rutgers, he projects as a right tackle or a guard. Although he is currently
not sure about what he will major in, he expresses an interest in studying German
and pursuing a career as a high school teacher.
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