If Max Lang ever doubted that he was a big-time college football prospect, he surely has no doubts now. Syracuse and Arizona State are the latest to offer the 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive lineman.
The offers are his 13th and 14th overall as the big boys have come knocking recently. Louisville and Miami were the last two offers Lang had, and Florida State was one of his first offers, while he also has Duke, FIU, Kansas, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas Tech, UCF and USF on board.
"They're rolling in now," Lang said. "I'm just starting to get that feeling (that it's overwhelming), but it sure is nice to have options and the more options you get, the nicer it is."
He has plenty of options now, but Lang is still not ready to divulge his favorites.
"I'm still waiting to see what else comes in," Lang said of holding out on cutting down his list. "Something might come in and I have to switch it up, so I don't' really want to do that."
Just a month ago, Lang wasn't empty handed, but he probably didn't have as many offers as what most people would have figured. Obviously things picked up.
"Yeah, but I still had a couple of offers, and if that was all I got, then I'd happy to choose from those schools," he said. "But now I'm just starting to get more positive as the offers are coming in, but yeah, I've been there (wondering if offers were coming) … I think everybody has."
Spring workouts just finished up and Lang was pleased with how he performed.
"Spring was a big-time test for me and I think I did very well," Lang said. "I got my name out there and I feel a lot better about everything.
"I'm going to take this weekend off and I'm not sure what day the weight room will be open, but Day 1, I'll be in there … every day."
And he's excited about it, even though he will be surrounded by fellow offensive linemen who have never started a varsity game.
"I'll be in there with the O-line because there is a lot of potential there," Lang said. "Our left tackle has never started, Marcus Thomas never started, our center never started and our right guard has never started a varsity game, but they're big boys and I'm helping them … We're only going to get better … and it's really exciting.
Lang, used to being the young guy surrounded by veterans, has not let the lack of experience deflect his attitude about winning and working hard.
"After last season I kinda started thinking about it, but that's what goes through my mind at the end of a season," Lang said. "You never know whose going to be the starters, and I never really thought we'd have as much inexperience as we do … I'm the old guy now and it's weird … really weird. I never thought it would happen, but we're going to be just fine."
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun