Florida athlete wants to visit

Marquion Lane

Arizona has made no secret of the fact that it will be recruiting Florida. Read on to see which Florida athlete is looking at possibly visiting Arizona.

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff are known to have a strong attraction to players who possess speed. The state of Florida has developed a reputation over the years of providing countless college football prospects that play football at a faster pace than the majority of the country.

Rodriguez is well aware of what kind of talent comes out of the south, so it's no surprise that the Wildcats are pursuing 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver Marquion Lane from Deland (FL).

Lane was recently contacted by UA co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith and the two have been able to build a solid foundation to their relationship.

"It's pretty good," Lane said. "I just started talking to him, actually."

Arizona is going to be facing some tough competition for Lane's services. Playing right in the heart of SEC country, Lane has already collected offers from several schools in the region.

"I hold offers from South Florida, Florida State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Louisville and Tennessee," Lane said.

On top of those offers, Lane is expecting to hear from a couple more SEC programs in the near future.

"I think Georgia is going offer soon," Lane said. "Georgia and I think LSU is going to offer soon."

The Wildcats may be playing a little from behind at the moment as Lane currently favors a few schools in his region of the country.

"I have a top four," Lane said. "It's USF, LSU, Florida State and Tennessee."

The product of Deland has plans to visit a few campuses in the coming months and one trip he intends to take is to Tucson.

"I plan on visiting Tennessee, FSU, LSU, Georgia," Lane said. "I am going to try to come out there to Arizona also. I told them I would try to come out there during the summer."

While Lane's top four excludes Arizona at the moment, he isn't opposed to the possibility of attending college in a different section of the country.

"I am open to travel," Lane said. "It doesn't really matter. I am just trying to find a school that fits me and that feels like home and where I can play as a true freshman."

Lane was originally going to make a decision soon but has recently decided against that. Instead, the wideout from Florida will take a little more time and intends on picking a school some time in the middle of the 2012 campaign.

"I was going to make my decision at the spring game," Lane said. "But I had talked it over with my dad and I changed my mind and I am going to wait until the middle of the season."

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