2015 offensive lineman sleeper prospect Anthony Lane from East Alton (Ill.) is starting to turn some heads on the recruiting trail, and it doesn't hurt that he's 6-foot-8, 345 pounds.
Lane's likely destination at the next level is tackle, and that's something he is pretty happy about.
"What I like about the offensive line is the fact that the success of the play is defined by how well I do my job," Lane said.
Lane knows that his size helps him on the field, but he's focused on attitude on the gridiron as well.
"One strength is my size, another strength would be that I am a team player," Lane said. "Every decision I make on the field is always for what's best for the team. I am also quick on my feet."
This offseason is one that Lane hopes to use to prove that he is a division one prospect, and to get on colleges radar.
"I've been working on strength and conditioning," Lane said. "Getting faster and stronger is key for me to have a great season and get closer to playing at the next level."
That hard work seems to be paying off, Lane is starting to accumulate quite a bit of interest.
"I've heard from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Northern Illinois, Illinois, Michigan, Dartmouth, and Southern Illinois," Lane said. "But the only colleges I have planned to visit so far are Illinois and Southern Illinois."
For the immediate future, there are several camps that Lane is planning to attend in the summer.
"I'm attending a camp on June 14th at O'Fallon for the University of Illinois and then their camp on the 21st," Lane said. "Those are the only camps that I know I will attend right now."
But right now, he's just focusing on what he loves about the game.
"I love the family aspect of football. I have a great family life, and being able to have two amazing families is great," Lane said. "The guys I play with and my coaches are always looking out for me like brothers."
He added, "I also love the sport itself because it is a team sport, no matter if you win or lose you have to do it together."