DeAndre Lane didn’t want a lengthy, drawn-out recruiting process to decide where he would play college football. The months of waiting and deliberating that come with most recruiting decisions? Not for Lane.
The class of 2013 running back — who is seen as a versatile athlete more than a traditional running back at the next level — waited for his first college offer and pounced, committing to Maryland on Sunday night.
“I knew I wanted to go to Maryland for a long time,” said Lane, a rising senior from Catonsville. “They were talking to me, and then we stopped talking for about a month so I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I committed as soon as they offered.”
Lane’s decision marks the fifth local commitment for coach Randy Edsall in the past three days, one of the biggest recruiting hauls in the program's recent history. Even with a disappointing 2-10 2011 campaign on the minds of potential recruits, the Terps have seemed to turn the corner in recruiting — especially for regional players like Lane who have been following Maryland football for years and aren’t as concerned with last season’s record.