The Florida Gators made a splash in the world of college basketball recruiting. Niels Lane has committed to the Gators, giving Mike White a Top 100 addition to his 2020 recruiting class.
Jake Weingarten was the first to report the news of Lane’s commitment.
Florida has landed the commitment of four-star guard Niels Lane, he told @Stockrisers. They offered him this year and stayed on him heavy. Dynamic guard who can do many things. Good addition for Mike White.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) October 8, 2019
Lane is the third player in the 2020 recruiting class for the Gators, as he joins fellow four-star Samson Ruzhentsev, a small forward out of Chattanooga, and three-star Osayi Osifo of Cocoa, Florida.
Thus far, Lane is the best player in the Gators’ recruiting class. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 195 lbs., Lane ranks 84th in the nation overall, 14th at his position (shooting guard) and fourth in the talent-rich state of New Jersey. The Garden State’s 2020 class is headed by fellow four-star players Lance Ware of Burlington, Jabri Abdur-Rahim of Blairstown and his teammate at Roselle Catholic, Cliff Omoruyi, so he’s in good and well-established company.
With the addition of Niels Lane, Florida climbs up to 14th in the 2020 recruiting rankings. They are second in the SEC, standing behind the Kentucky Wildcats.