The quarterback on Brookwood High’s state championship football team committed to Georgia State on Sunday.
Ben McLane accepted a scholarship offer from Georgia State coach Bill Curry before leaving the campus on Sunday. He was also considering an offer from West Georgia.
“Coach Curry said we have a great thing going on here on Georgia State, and we want you to be a part of it,” McLane said. “I was sold after my official visit. I told Coach Curry that I’m on board, and that’s an honor to be part of building this new football program into one with rich tradition.”
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound McLane knows all about tradition, starting three years at quarterback for one of the state’s most successful high school football programs. Brookwood won the state championship in Georgia’s largest classification (AAAAA) this past season.
“I wanted to be part of a startup program that is fairly new,” McLane said. “Georgia State has a great coaching staff, and it’s just a great opportunity. My gut instinct told me that it is the right place for me.”
This past season, McLane passed for 2,346 yards and 17 touchdowns, completing 60.1 percent of his passes. He finished his Brookwood career with nearly 5,000 career yards (4,747) in passing.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC College Recruiting