Jaylon Lane Picks Up Offers From Texas Tech + Miami
[UPDATED 9:30 PM. CDT]
Jaylon Lane extended his lead on the local Class of 2015 on Thursday with an offer from Texas Tech in the afternoon and then an offer from Miami in the evening.
The Red Raiders' and Hurricanes' scholarship offers to the Nacogdoches cornerback are his 27th and 28th offers, respectively.
Lane (6-2, 185) thought an offer from Texas Tech was imminent all the way back in February when he had just three total offers. He told ETSN.fm last week that the Red Raiders wanted to offer in person and that their safeties coach, Trey Haverty, would be in East Texas today to extend the scholarship.
The cornerback played his last two varsity seasons at Central High School in San Angelo, about 190 miles south of Lubbock, prior to transferring back to his hometown of Nacogdoches in a family move.
Texas Tech appears to be building an above-average 2015 class highlighted by Rivals.com's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback Jarrett Stidham. The Stephenville quarterback is the Red Raiders' highest-ranking recruit since major internet recruiting news websites launched in 1998.
The university also recently landed Breiden Fehoko from Honolulu, Hawaii. Fehoko is a consensus four-star defensive tackle.
The school now has eight standing offers to a field of 18 East Texans in the 2015 class with at least one Division I opportunity.
Known for its potent offense on a yearly basis, the Red Raiders had the No. 84 defense in the country last season which was good enough for a Holiday Bowl victory and 8-5 final record.
Miami is a historically strong program in the ACC, and was the team to beat in the mid to late 1980s and then again in the early 2000s. It finished the 2013 season with a 9-4 record and a Citrus Bowl appearance.
The Hurricanes had the No. 89 defense in the country last season and recorded a 13th-best 18 interceptions along with nine other teams.
Miami has a second standing offer in East Texas out for Texas A&M commitment and Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack.
Lane now has offers from three Big 12 schools and four scholarship opportunities in the ACC in addition to seven SEC scholarship choices, three other opportunities at major conference schools, an invitation to join the Notre Dame football program and nine offers from well known mid-majors.
The cornerback finished his last season at Central High School with five interceptions, 46 tackles and averaged almost 46 yards on five kickoff returns, one of which went 108 yards for a touchdown.
Nacogdoches could field one of East Texas’ best secondaries this fall with Lane and teammate Brandon Jones (6-0, 190), a 2016 safety who already has 12 high-major offers. Jones’ sophomore season included 95 tackles, five interceptions, one defensive touchdown and two special-teams returns for scores.
Lane and Jones share nine common offers — Arizona State, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Washington State.
2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 180 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Florida State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
- Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 — offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
- Key’Vantanie “KeKe” Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 — offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (3)
- Justin Dunning, WR/S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (11)
- Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 – committed to Louisiana Tech (1)
- Roney Elam, CB/S, Newton, 6-2, 175 — offers from Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
- Jeff Gladney, ATH, New Boston, 6-0, 174 – offer from Northern Illinois (1)
- JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Houston, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
- Kevrin Justice, RB, Kilgore, 5-11, 180 — committed to Houston (1)
- Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 6-2, 185 — offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Boise State, Georgia State, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, South Alabama, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Utah State, Wake Forest, Washington State (28)
- Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
- Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 – committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, USC (21)
- Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 — offer from Houston (1)
- Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offers from Arkansas State, Houston, Oklahoma State, ULL (4)
- Samuel Miller, TE/DE, Canton, 6-3, 220 – offer from UTSA (1)
- Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
- Jackson Tyner, QB, Edgewood, 6-5, 220 – committed to Rice (1)
- Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)