Texas Longhorns true freshman offensive tackle Kelvin Banks is a hard guy to miss.
He’s huge ... to say the least.
That size has paid off this season for Texas. Banks started the entirety of the 2022 regular season. He recently earned recognition for his performance, thanks to On3 naming him to their 2022 Freshman All-America team.
From Inside Texas: “Banks was the only Big 12 player to earn the distinction. He proved himself to be more than capable from the beginning of the season when he posted a strong performance versus the aforementioned Alabama EDGE duo of Will Anderson and Dallas Turner. ... Even against Big 12 defensive linemen like Iowa State’s Will McDonald IV, Kansas’ Lonnie Phelps, Kansas State’s Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Oklahoma State’s Collin Oliver, and Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson, Banks consistently held his own. According to PFF, he was charged only two penalties all year.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Robinson should be a Heisman finalist, leaning toward the pros
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Don’t underestimate the important of win No. 9 for Sarkisian
Dallas Morning News: 3 takeaways from Texas’ loss to Illinois: Longhorns blow a 10-point lead, fall in OT
247Sports: The Huddle: Putting on the portal GM Hat, thoughts on Texas hoops vs. Illinois, bowl game note
247Sports: Texas roster departure tracker and scholarship list
247Sports: Morning Brew: Five things we learned in No. 2 Texas’ 85-78 loss to No. 17 Illinois
Inside Texas: 5 Texas players who will benefit most from bowl practices
Inside Texas: Column: Bijan Robinson left out of group of Heisman finalists due to lack of passing yards and wins
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Horns247 Transfer portal central
247Sports: WATCH: Cedric Baxter shows big play ability on senior film
247Sports: WATCH: Texas commit Tre Wisner shines in playoff win
Inside Texas: Notes on Steve Sarkisian’s travels, transfer portal strategy, and more
Inside Texas: Texas offer Parker Livingstone talks 2022, recruiting
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Oklahoman: Tramel: Roy Williams, Chris Simms dual again ages after Superman play
Our Daily Bears: Baylor gets hard fought 80-57 win over Tarleton
The Smoking Musket: JT Daniels enters transfer portal
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Andrew Luck helped me understand letting go of football
SB Nation: Brittney Griner update: Negotiations between U.S. and Russia active per Sec. State Blinken
SB Nation: The NBA created a meaningless trophy for best regular season team no one will respect
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball is back at it tomorrow in the NCAA Tournament.