One day after landing a verbal commitment from Georgia defensive end Brenton Cox, the Buckeyes were at it again, securing a verbal commitment from Florida cornerback Sevyn Banks. The news was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel and later “confirmed” by Kerry Coombs via Twitter.
— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) April 27, 2017
Banks (6-1 180) is a 4-star prospect from Jones High School in Orlando and is rated the No. 22 cornerback in the nation per the 247Sports Composite. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Florida State, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, and Kennesaw State.
The Buckeyes hosted Banks on an unofficial visit for the spring game, which came one week after he visited Florida for their spring game. Banks has a brother — Marcell Harris — who plays for the Gators, but clearly the visit to Ohio State had quite an effect, as did the visit today from OSU cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs.
Banks missed all of his junior season with a torn ACL, but that hasn’t stopped major offers from coming his way. It also hasn’t stopped him from bouncing back. At a recent combine he ran a 4.50 40-yard dash and hit 41.7″ on the vertical.
We will have more on Banks later. For now, you can check out his highlights below.