Four-star WR talks Louisville

Braxton Lane

Braxton Lane, a four-star wide receiver from Sandy Creek HS in Tyrone, GA., has seen his recruitment heat up recently. He's already picked up eight offers and he's getting interest from powers like Louisville and Oregon – a pair of BCS programs he'll visit next month.

Braxton Lane, a four-star wide receiver from Sandy Creek HS in Tyrone, GA., has seen his recruitment heat up recently. He's already picked up eight offers and he's getting interest from powers like Louisville and Oregon – a pair of BCS programs he'll visit next month.

"Recruiting is going good," Lane said. "I got an offer from Minnesota last week. I have eight offers right now."

Lane, 5-11, 185, currently has offers from Clemson, UCF, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Minnesota, among the others.

"I haven't really picked any favorites," Lane said. "I'm really trying to keep my options open and kind of wait until I see each school. I want to look into each of them a little more before I really start breaking it down. I want to keep my options open and look at everybody on an even equal playing field."

While Lane doesn't have an offer from Louisville, the Cardinals are showing interest. Lane will check out the Cardinals next month with two of his high school teammates.

"Me, our quarterback Rio Johnson, and defensive end Brandon Putnam are all going to Louisville's junior day," Lane said. "It will be interesting to make the trip. They seem like they are interested in me. I really want to check out the facilities and the school and get a feel for them and look at them a little harder and see what they have."

Lane says he'll visit Oregon next month, too, and that he might visit Indiana to see a practice. "I'll be going to Oregon's junior day. They haven't offered but we've been talking pretty seriously," Lane said.

As a junior, Lane, who ran a 4.31 forty at the Scout.com combine, caught 55 passes for 1,072 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"I thought my junior year went really good," Lane said. "My strengths are my speed and being able to go past guys. My hands are a strength and I think I run good routes too."

Lane, who also plays on the baseball team, will attend the Nike camp in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

"I want to go to a place where I can see myself for four years," Lane said. "I want to go somewhere that I have a chance to win and where I'll have a chance to play early. That will play a part. I want to be comfortable with the coaches and players and my surroundings."

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