Humble (Texas) Summer Creek five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks tells On3 he has committed to Texas.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Banks was previously committed to Oregon before decommitted from the Ducks this past Sunday. Texas A&M was also considered a contender for Bank before this commitment
Banks explained why Texas was ultimately the pick.
“I felt like there was no place better to be, it’s my dream school, and the place itself is beautiful,” Banks said. “Also, the people and the coaching staff.”
He expanded on his relationship with the Texas coaching staff.
“I have the best connections with Coach Gilbert, Flood, and Sark. They are all wonderful guys and great coaches. the proof is in the books. Coach Flood and Sark can both develop you as a man and an athlete, which was another big part of why I committed.”
Opting for Texas over Oregon, where he was previously committed until Mario Cristobal left for the Miami job, brought Banks closer to home.
“It feels good because I always say, ‘God do things for a reason,’ and I believe what happened with Oregon was for a reason, and it led me to Texas, which would help me take care of my family more as well.”
Banks intends to sign on December 15 during the Early Signing Period.
Texas now has 22 commitments in the 2022 class. The class entered the day ranked No. 8 according to the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings. With the commitment of Banks, Texas is now up to No. 6 in the nation.
Kelvin Banks Scouting Summary
On3 Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote the following on Kelvin Banks as a prospect:
An offensive tackle all the way. Has been dominant as a senior with improved physicality in the run game. Winning at point of attack and at the second level. Jolts defensive linemen with his initial punch, runs his feet and finishes in the run game. Also a high-end down blocker. Plays through the whistle. Body and reactionary quickness evident in pass protection. Has a quick pass set with a balanced base. Uses peripheral vision to quickly react to sudden movement. Has grown two inches to 6-foot-5 since 2019. Wingspan has increased from 81 to 83.5-inches in the same time.
The On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting services, currently ranks Banks as the nation’s No. 14 overall prospect and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2022 class.