The Kansas State football team added its first receiver to its 2018 recruiting class on Monday.
Jaquavius Lane, a three-star wide out from Loganville, Ga., orally committed to the Wildcats and then announced his decision on Twitter.
“I feel that my mind is made up and my heart is steering me towards this one specific school,” he wrote. “I’m officially committed to Kansas State University.”
Lane chose K-State over a number of other schools, including Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse and Central Florida. The 5-foot-11, 172-pound speedster could help the Wildcats in the passing game and on special teams as a returner.
He told Rivals he was sold on K-State two weeks ago, but he couldn’t wait to commit any longer than Monday. He thinks playing for the Wildcats will help him reach the NFL.
“It was really a tough decision down the line, but coach (Bill) Snyder has a great resume and I wouldn’t want to play for any other coach,” Lane told the website. “I’ve spoken with (K-State receivers) coach (Andre) Coleman and a couple other coaches about my commitment and they are really excited for me to join the program.”
K-State’s 2018 class lacked playmakers at skill positions as recently as last week, but that is quickly changing. Though Lane is the first receiver to join the group, he follows the commitment of dual-threat quarterback John Holcombe. The 6-foot-4 passer from Humble, Texas committed over the weekend. He is a three-star recruit that chose K-State over Illinois, SMU and New Mexico.
With the commitments of Lane and Holcombe K-State’s 2018 recruiting class is up to eight members.