Two years ago, senior Khadre Lane transferred to Free State High to improve his chances of playing basketball in college. In a sign of how quickly things change, Lane has committed to play football at Butler Community College next year.
Lane wasn’t even playing football two years ago, when he transferred from Bishop Seabury Academy, which doesn’t have a football program.
“My whole life had been dedicated to basketball, then senior year comes around and switching to football all of a sudden,” said Lane, who will play wide receiver in college. “I feel like it’s the right decision. I feel like it’s where I’m going to be most successful at.”
Meanwhile, Lawrence High senior Kieran Severa has committed to play football at Drake University next year. He recorded 64 tackles this season, along with two interceptions and six pass-breakups. He also had 12 receptions as a wide receiver.
“He can run, and he’ll hit you,” LHS football coach Dirk Wedd said. “He’s very aggressive, very knowledgeable and can anticipate things. He’s a student of the game.”
Severa, one of two seniors this year with three letters in their LHS careers, will play outside linebacker for the Bulldogs.
“He’s not done growing,” Wedd said. “The sky is the limit as far as growth. He’s very talented and such a hard worker.”