One of the Texas Longhorns’ top 2019 targets will take yet another trip to the Forty Acres in the near future.
On May 5, coveted Houston Dekaney cornerback Marcus Banks will take an official visit to Texas, he announced on Twitter.
A four-star prospect with 19 offers to date, Banks was originally scheduled to announce his commitment on March 3, but delayed that decision. Instead, Banks visited the LSU Tigers for Junior Day, and he left Baton Rouge with LSU as his new leader.
“They’re No. 1,” Banks told SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman. “They’re at the top of my list.”
The following day on March 4, Banks released his top nine, with Texas joining LSU, Texas A&M, Stanford, Florida, Baylor, Alabama, Georgia and Notre Dame as the programs in the mix going forward.
With Texas now set to receive one of Banks’ five official visits, the ‘Horns will be presented with an opportunity to make yet another positive impressive after being considered the frontrunner following his visit to Austin for Junior Day, only to be surpassed by LSU just days later.
Texas is yet to pick up a defensive back pledge this cycle, but Banks is one of several elite cornerbacks with high interest in the ‘Horns, including a pair of five-star prospects in Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School star Derek Stingley and Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco product Chris Steele, four-star Richmond Fort Bend Bush talent Erick Young and four-star Aledo native Jeffery Carter, among others.
Banks doesn’t currently have a decision timeline set.
A 6’0. 170-pound prospect, Banks is ranked as the nation’s No. 360 player, No. 32 cornerback and the No. 45 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.