One of the fastest rising Midwest prospects in the month of April was Akron (Ohio) Firestone linebacker Jerome Lane, who added his first offer during the month from Washington. Several new teams are showing interest, but none have yet joined the Huskies on Lane's offer list.
One school that looked to be close to offering last month was Pittsburgh. Lane's father played basketball for the Panthers, and father and son visited the school in April.
"They have been up to the school a lot more," Lane said of Pitt. "They want to see me at their camp."
Along with Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Ohio State and Toledo coaches have also told the Firestone coaching staff they would like to see Lane in camp. He plans to attend those camps and will also join the Raw Talent Bus Tour in June, which makes stops at nearly a dozen camps across the region.
"I will try to make as many as possible," Lane said. "I'll go up there and do my best in everything."
In the meantime, Washington remains the lone school on Lane's offer list and the 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect has been getting to know Huskies assistant Peter Sirmon.
"He called me a couple weeks ago and was just getting to know me a little bit," Lane said. "I like Washington and I like him as a person. He was telling me about some of the things they do and their academics."
Lane is in no rush to make his college decision, and plans to take his recruitment into his senior year of high school.