Florida gained its first commitment from the Class of 2013 from running back Adam Lane. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Will Muschamp has secured Florida’s first commitment for the Class of 2013.
Junior running back Adam Lane out of Winter Haven, Fla., made his commitment public earlier today and will be in attendance for the LSU-Florida basketball game. Scout.com broke the story on the commitment.
Although it’s early in the process, Lane said that he is working on being able to enroll early at Florida.
Lane’s physique and style of play is comparable to Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Lane is compact at 5’7", 207 pounds and uses his low center of gravity to get low on defenders and maintain balance.
The addition of Lane, albeit in the 2013 class, has to take some of the sting away from losing Class of 2012 running back Mike Davis, especially if the Gators can add two more backs in 2013.
Florida has its sights set on a number of top-rated ’13 running backs from Sunshine State. Lane mentioned that he is trying to recruit Ryan Green to join him at Florida. Other ball-carriers receiving attention from Florida include Greg Bryant, Kelvin Taylor and Georgia-commit Derrick Henry.