The transfer portal is a place for a new start and to reach potential that was not utilized elsewhere. For players like Spencer Rattler, it’s very high profile, while guys like former Ohio State cornerback Sevyn Banks they fly under the radar.
Banks has announced he will transfer to LSU going from one program that can make a claim to DBU to another that can do the same. Banks is an interesting transfer because at one point he was looking like a day two selection in the NFL Draft, then the wheels came off.
Banks’ stock has fallen since then and he will be looking for redemption at LSU. But he has to be better, much better, if he wants to make an impact in the Tigers secondary. It is worth noting that Banks did have a knee injury last spring that could’ve hindered his performance during this past season and he also missed a few games due to this injury, but his play regressed regardless.
During his time in Columbus, Banks appeared in 36 games with 15 starts and was Third Team All-American at one point. Notably he had an interception in the Sugar Bowl against Clemson. The talent with Banks isn’t a question, he is an experienced DB who is more comfortable in the slot than playing the boundary but can LSU bring back the Banks that was on the Thorpe Award watch list?
Banks has a year to prove why he was a highly-recruited four star out of high school. Cornerback is a position of need for the Tigers which is a rare thing to say so he will have a chance.
I’m going to give Banks a four-star impact rating due to his experience and prior performance before the injury. He should look to make an impact this year in Baton Rouge.