Monday, February 11, 2013
Marquion Lane plans to be a Mountaineer
Four-star athlete Marquion Lane (DeLand, Fla./Trinity Christian), the younger brother of Tennessee RB Marlin Lane, committed to play for West Virginia on national signing day, according to multiple sources.
Lane, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, selected WVU over scholarship offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Florida State, Louisville, Purdue and South Florida among others.
ESPN describes him as, "a really impressive football player. He is tall and rangy with an athletic build. He should continue to fill out his lean frame at the next level and play at the 200-pound range while retaining excellent athleticism. He has a great blend of size and speed. He is a dual-threat QB who could remain under center in the right scheme, but we feel he is a WR for the next level -- and potentially a dangerous one."
Despite the public commitment, West Virginia has not listed Lane with its 2013 class on the school's official Web site. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, he suffered a fractured ankle in the last regular season game, had surgery in November and is not running yet.
Two other Mountaineer verbals, DeShawn Coleman (Hermitage, Pa./Hickory) and Jacky Marcellus (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee), both three-star running backs, also weren't included on the school's official release.