Florida lands top wide receiver

The Gators landed their third commitment of the day for the Class of 2014 when Homestead (Fla.) High receiver Ermon Lane committed to Florida.

The 6-foot-2, 172-pound Lane choose Florida over Alabama, Miami and USC among several others, as Lane had offers from many of the top programs in the country.

“When Quincy’s dad took us up to Florida for their spring practice,” Lane said. “I just felt at home when I stepped on campus. I was just looking at the wide receivers and I just felt like I can go in and compete and play as a true freshman.”

“Well the depth chart,” Lane said.”I was looking into the school to see what receivers were leaving and there was one school that I felt I could just go in and play as a true freshman.”

Lane is considered to be one of the top three receivers in the country and has already racked up 1.724 yards and 18 touchdowns in his high school career.

During 7 on 7 competitions with the South Florida Express team, Lane was head and shoulders the best player on the field at the receiver position.

The honors have piled up for Lane, as last year he was named first team All-State in Florida and as a sophomore, was named first team All-Dade county.

Lane is the 14th commitment for 2014 and the first receiver to give Florida a pledge in this class.

The Under Armour All-American is also on pace to be an early enrollee for the Florida Gators and joins Dalvin Cook, Chris Lammons and Khairi Clark as members of the class from South Florida.

Lane should be able to contribute early on for Florida, as his playmaking skills is something that the Gators are looking forward to adding with current receivers Ahmad Fulwood and Demarcus Robinson.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.


  1. Nice video, but it is hard to tell who to key-in on… Not really sure which one was Lane and since this article was featured about him I was a little lost in the video looking at the different receivers. Thanks!

    • Lane is in the orange jersey and he has thick dreads. He is the first receiver targeted in the video.