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Red Mountain High School (Arizona) star Ja'Kobi Lane has been a bonafide prospect for months.

But he truly put himself on the map with a wide receiver MVP performance at the Elite 11 camp this summer.

Still, it wasn't until a singular moment at Oregon's SNL camp this weekend that he achieved a life-long goal.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound pass-catcher was asked to run a 40-yard dash.

Lane always dreamed of an offer from Oregon, and he felt his chance at a scholarship would come down to how he ran a sprint of somewhere between four and five seconds on the Autzen Stadium turf. 

He was right.

"I lined up to run it and was like, 'Is this make or break it?'" he said. "Once I saw the whole entire coaching staff at the 40-yard line with all of the stop watches out, I thought, 'This is probably it.' I got out of there as fast as I could and while I was walking back I saw coach (Dan) Lanning walking toward me and I thought, 'Uh-oh.' I thought I ran a slow time. He told me I had a scholarship offer." 

His time? 4.54 - blazing-fast for a wide receiver of his size.

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It may take time or it may come quickly, but Lane has dreamed of an offer from the Ducks.

That's been the goal all along.

With a committable offer in hand, it feels like only a matter of time for the fast-rising, athletic pass-catcher to commit to a future in Eugene.

"That's been the dream school ever since I could really speak," he said. "My mom is from Oregon, my (grandparent) went to Oregon State. It's a school I hold dear to my heart, so getting that offer was a big thing. It was almost like everything in my childhood coming back." 

Aiding Oregon's cause is the spring addition of Kyler Kasper, an elite 2023 receiver who reclassified into the class of 2022. Lane and Kasper played together in 7-on-7, and the duo has discussed living together if they both wind up in Eugene.

With Kasper heading to Oregon a year early, it will take time, .but Lane and Kasper appear destined to be teammates again.

Much of that is thanks to a very critical 4.54 seconds in Lane's life. 

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