By Ryan Murken
Your Prep Sports
In most instances recruiting boils down to an athlete selecting where they will be continuing their career.
For West High senior Devontae Lane the first decision in the recruiting process was picking what sport he would be playing.
Lane announced his plans on both on Thursday when he tweeted his commitment to play basketball at Indian Hills Community.
“First off, I would like to thank all the schools that recruited me and gave me the chance to potentially play there,” Lane wrote on Twitter. “Secondly, I would like to thank my friends, family, and coaches because without them I would be nothing. With that being said, I’m very excited to announce my commitment to Indian Hills. Thank you for all your support.”
Lance established himself as a college prospect in both football and basketball during his prep career.
Ultimately, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Lane chose a future in hoops.
Lane averaged a career-high 14.9 points and ranked ninth in Class 4A with 4.1 assists per game this season to help West High to the Class 4A state title.
He was a first-team all-state pick after shooting 51 percent from the floor and averaging 3.1 steals per game.
Lane was a member of the Class 4A all-tournament team after averaging 15.3 points in three state tournament wins.
During the fall Lane became a sought after football recruit when he led West High with 793 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns while earning all-state honors.
Lane caught 29 passes for 234 yards and six scores and made 42 tackles and grabbed a team-high six interceptions while helping West High to a 10-3 record and the Class 4A state title game.
Indian Hills finished 29-5 this season and advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I tournament.