Monday, March 25, 2013
Watch List WR Lane has six standing out
By Derek Tyson
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Watch List wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla./Homestead) is a man of few words. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound soft-spoken athlete doesn't say much during interviews or even at school to his friends, and that's perfectly OK with Homestead head coach Pat Burrows.
Burrows' star receiver, who as a junior accounted for 801 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 30 receptions, does his talking on the football fied.
"He's a humble kid and a very hard worker," Burrows said. "This kid has limitless talent, and he has a work ethic. He wants to get better every day. The sky is the limit for him. He plays big against the biggest competition. We had the hardest schedule in the state of Florida, and he stepped his game up each and every week.
"His visual focus on the ball is probably his best feature. His ability to judge the ball and go up and make adjustments in mid-air is impressive. Defensive backs seem to be in the right position, but for some reason he always comes down with the ball. He's one of those prime-time players, and the future looks bright for him."
Lane has scholarship offers from schools all over the country, but the senior-to-be said there are six schools that are starting to stand out to him right now.
"I'd say Alabama, Miami, Florida, LSU, Georgia and Clemson are standing out to me right now," Lane said. The telented pass-catcher touched on each of the schools he likes.
Alabama: "They are the No. 1 school in the nation. They put in work, they get kids in the league."
Miami: "They are the home town team, but I've grown to like Miami a lot."
Florida: "They are good. This year they came along and had a good year this season, and they got some good players this year, so they should continue to be good."
Clemson: "They got two good wide receivers last year, and they throw the ball."
Georgia and LSU: "Those are big-time schools that are in the SEC. I like both of them."
Lane has no current leader, but when deciding on a school, there is one important element he is looking for.
"Academics," Lane said emphatically. "Academics is the big part for me and my mom. She just wants me to [pick] a good academic school with a good support staff. That is really important to her."
Lane, who said FSU is recruiting him the hardest, said distance will have no factor as to where he will go to college.
"It really doesn't matter to me where I go," he said. "It won't bother my mom if I leave and go out of state. Only time will tell where I will go."