By Marlin Lane.
Clemson verbal commitment Marlin Lane, one of the top running backs in the nation, is doing a diary with TheClemsonInsider.com. In this edition Lane talks about his decision on if he will play his senior year, some advice he got from C.J. Spiller and more!
I have decided that I am not going to play the first five or six games this year. It was a hard decision, but my dad made it. He wasn’t going to let me play at all, but I wasn’t going to let that happen. I love the game too much to see it from the sideline.
I haven’t talked to the Clemson coaches yet about my decision. The last time I talked to coach Rumph he told me to take my time and try to play a couple of games. He said for me to get back to doing what I was doing, which was killing opponents.
Tell all of my Clemson fans there is nothing to worry about because the Nite Train is going to be rolling up to Death Valley to give Clemson fans what they have been waiting for. That is an ACC Championship ring and I am going to try to give them a national championship ring.
I talked to C.J. on the computer a couple of days ago. We talked about my knee and how it is going to come along. We talked about me coming back to play my senior year. He helped me out a lot telling me nobody knows your body and they can’t tell you how you are feeling. He told me only I can judge that, and he also told me that if I feel 100 percent mentally then I can go out there and give it a go. But he did tell me to stay easy and stay working because I have a great future ahead.
I am glad I had a chance to chat with him because I have looked up to him since he was a freshman at Clemson. It really helps when someone you have looked up to can give you a couple of tips.
I have also been talking with Cortez, Grady and DeShawn.