And for the Cowboys.
Lane is currently a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, yet a better indicator of his abilities might be his offers list, which includes Florida State, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas A&M and UCLA, but is hardly limited to those teams.
He played in San Angelo, Texas, the past two seasons at Central High, before moving to Nacogdoches. As a junior, he totaled 46 tackles and intercepted five passes, taking two picks for touchdowns. He also averaged 45.8 yards per kickoff return, with a 108-yarder for a touchdown, reflecting Gilbert in many ways.
Lane will arrive at a critical time, when projected 2014 starters Kevin Peterson and Ashton Lampkin will be seniors. The Cowboys have several promising young players at the position, including redshirt freshmen Darius Curry and Jerel Morrow, but depth – especially at corner, in today’s aerial age – can’t be overvalued.
On the recruiting side, putting players in the NFL clearly can’t be overvalued, either.