Remember last week, when we talked about how LSU offered Ole Miss cornerback commit Bernard Causey, and hinted that a flip was likely imminent for the Louisiana native? Well, Causey is an LSU commit now. And so Pete Golding learns a tough-but-entirely-predictable lesson re: Louisiana recruiting. It doesn’t matter if you have connections in-state. It doesn’t matter what the player tells you. If he gets a late LSU offer, he’s going to take it. Period.
Also last week, we discussed former MSU commit PJ Woodland, who suddenly seemed pretty likely to jump into the Ole Miss commit column? Well… Woodland is now also an LSU commit. Whoops! To be fair, there was some not-at-all-sour-grapes reporting from the OM recruitniks suggesting Woodland wasn’t actually a priority for Lane Kiffin and staff.
So it goes.
But it’s not all bad news! The Rebs did earn a commit from another Louisiana sleeper in Katrevrick Banks. Banks is listed at 6’3, 180 lbs, and likely projects as a defensive back with some positional flexibility. He claims offers from Tulane, ULM, and Louisiana Tech. While Banks’ recruiting profiles are pretty bare, he does have a Hudl, and… ok, he looks pretty damn good to me.
Banks has film at both cornerback and wide receiver, and while his speed looks more than adequate, his mid-air ball skills really stand out. He appears to have a next-level ability to target the ball, establish body position, and high-point his jump. And if you’re going to take a flier on a sleeper defensive back, he might as well be 6’3 instead of 5’11. Hopefully LSU lets this one get away.