CORRYTON, Tenn. — Combine humility with a 6-foot-6 frame and a 4.0 weighted grade point average and the results is a prime Division I football prospect.
Meet Oliver Lane, who is a junior lineman from Gibbs High School just north of Knoxville, Tennessee.
"It's really exciting," Lane said Tuesday. "I've had a great time. Me and my family, it's just crazy, but it's also very humbling to know that these schools want me to come play football for them, that I'm that talented of a player to come play for them. It's really just a great time. Me and my family are having a wonderful time getting to experience this, getting to go to places we never really thought we'd go before on visits and everything."
Vanderbilt was the first program to offer a scholarship, pulling the trigger back on Sept. 10. Georgia Tech offered Saturday and Tennessee on Sunday. In between were Duke, Memphis, Missouri, Northwestern, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
Several others such as Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are showing considerable interest.
The 285-pounder competes at the same school and program that produced country music superstar Kenny Chesney.
See what Lane said about his love for football, the importance of his brother and Austin Peay defensive lineman Hunter Lane, and much more by viewing the exclusive video interview above.