UTSA has landed their first commitment for the 2017 class in star cornerback Jaylon Lane.
UTSA is home now . Now it's time to focus on school & ball out & put the family on . ✊— Jaylon De'undre Lane (@Jlane1400blk) February 26, 2016
The 6'1", 175 pound corner is currently enrolled at Jones Community College in Mississippi where he will play one more season before enrolling at UTSA in the spring of 2017.
A Nacogdoches, Texas product, Lane was offered by over 30 Division I programs before an ugly run-in with authorities forced him to decommit from Oklahoma State and take the junior college route to Division I.
According to East Texas outlet KTRE, Lane was hit with charges of third-degree obstruction, misdemeanor B criminal mischief and misdemeanor A resisting arrest.
An arrest affidavit released Monday states NISD officers were dispatched to a classroom on campus. It states Lane and another student, who is a juvenile, were in a confrontation with a teacher and Lane threw a calculator at the teacher, who was able to dodge it. Lane also overturned desks, according to the affidavit.
It states officers tried to contain Lane and he resisted by jerking away. Once free, he knocked a computer and monitor to the floor as well as knocking items to the floor from another desk, according to the affidavit.
Once he was subdued, he was taken into custody.
While the details of Lane's arrest are ugly, the young man certainly deserves a second chance if he has been able to turn his life around and stay out of trouble through two years in junior college. Many athletes competing in the NFL combine right now overcame situations like Lane's on their way to success.
UTSA's new coaching staff's ability to keep Lane's head in the right place will be a big test for them. If Lane has his character issues straightened out then he should be considered a lock to start as soon as he steps on campus.