August 23, 2008
Baseball Lane's first love
Braxton Lane (5'11, 187, 4.31 electronically-timed 40) is one of the Oregon Ducks' many targets at wide receiver for the class of 2009. Lane, an excellent athlete who is viewed as a top prospect in both baseball and football, is the son of ex-Oregon State Beaver football player Carl Lane. Duck Sports Authority caught up with Braxton's father yesterday to check in on where his son's recruitment stands.
Recently, the Atlanta Constitution Journal published a story which caused many to question whether Braxton would pursue football at all. We asked the elder Lane to fill us in on the situation.
"Baseball is Braxton's first love," Carl told us. "He is not playing football for his high school next season because he was on a lot of baseball all-star teams that took him all across the country throughout the summer. He just got back from the AFLAC All-Star game in Chicago's Wrigley Field. It was an honor for Braxton to get to compete on that legendary field."
"Because he played so long at the baseball all-star games," Carl continued, "Braxton was not able to fulfill the football commitments that are required of all the players for his high school. Braxton and I understand that. There are rules that must be followed for all players, Braxton is no different."
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