Maryland football starts its season in 96 days. Until then, we're profiling each and every player on the team.
DeAndre Lane made his debut for Maryland as a true freshman, earning some snaps on special teams. He had a mini-breakout in 2015, finishing the season with nine catches after not recording any in his first two years with the program. He enters his senior season looking to make a difference at a crowded position.
DeAndre Lane, wide receiver
Weight: 175 lbs
High School: Catonsville Senior HS
How Lane got to College Park
A two-star recruit out of Catonsville, Maryland, Lane was recruited by former Maryland defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski. He broke Catonsville High's all-time scoring record, and accumulated 2,774 yards and 32 touchdowns over his junior and senior years. Randy Edsall offered him a scholarship at a camp in June of 2012, he committed right then and there, according to The Washington Post.
One career highlight so far
His first career touchdown catch against Penn State in 2015.
Lane is part of an extremely crowded group at wide receiver. He should get some looks throughout the season, but he could find it hard to carve out a regular role at a position where Maryland has young talent in D.J. Moore, Tino Ellis and Taivon Jacobs.
What a dream season might look like
Lane becomes a go-to screen target early in the season for whoever is quarterbacking Walt Bell's offense, and gives Maryland some consistency at a position where they didn't have any in 2015.
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