Early Offers Please Martin Lane

Graduating in 2003 from Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde High, Martin Lane (6-1 ½, 264) went into the work force, his football days behind him. The itch to play returned, and Lane is parlaying that into bigger and better things.

"I took two years off and figured if I don't go back, I never will," said Lane.

After playing the 2005 season for the Citrus (Calif.) College Owls, Lane, a defensive tackle, has already been offered by Missouri.

"I didn't expect to get offered. My goal was to get one, but I didn't expect it this soon," said Lane.

The offer from the Tigers is the lone offer for Lane, but should he have another big season for the Owls, it will probably not be his only one.

"If I get another offer, I'll have to make a major decision," said Lane. "UNLV, I've talked to their D-Line coach and he said he wants me to come home. Ole Miss and Nevada are also talking a lot with me."

Lane said that Missouri was his leader right now, primarily because they are the lone offer, but also because he thinks it would be a good opportunity for him.

"The coaches said they want to bring me out there to take a trip. I was scheduled to visit there, but my schedule got conflicted. So now I'll probably go there this fall," said Lane.

Lane will be done with his A.A. this fall and will have three years to play two, but should he end up at Missouri, the likelihood of three years isn't that high.

"They told me I could expect to come in and play two for two," said Lane.

Lane was an all-conference pick in 2005.


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