Mario Cristobal's decision to leave Oregon for the head coaching job at Miami ended up being a big positive for Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns. Shortly after the news broke about Cristobal's transition, Summer Creek High School (Humble, TX) 5-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks Jr. opened up his recruitment by decommitting from the Ducks.
Fast forward five days... Banks made a trip to the 40 Acres and pulled the trigger, announcing his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.
Banks is 6-5, 300 lbs. and is ranked as the #2 offensive tackle in the country, the 15th best player in the country and the #4 prospect in the state of Texas for the Class of 2022 according the the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
The commitment comes at a critical time for the Longhorns, who are in need of quality offensive lineman. Finishing with a 5-7 record this season, the line play of Kyle Flood's unit left a lot to be desired. Banks' addition gives Texas an immediate upgrade on the line.
He becomes the 22nd commit in the Class of 2022 for the Longhorns, joining Cole Hutson and Connor Robertson as offensive line commits.