Top OT Kelvin Banks on Longhorns: “Culture is changing”


The Texas Longhorns are undergoing a metamorphosis under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, and the rest of the country, including top rookies across the country, has started to take notice.

One of those hopes is 2022’s top attacking tackle prospect Kelvin Banks, who recently visited Austin, where he was completely blown away by the new direction of the program.

“I had a great time,” Banks said. “Just like other schools, it’s a place where you can build yourself as a person, good contact with people, your experience. You know someone can find you a job after you graduate. .

However, the biggest takeaway for Banks was culture, where Texas has made great improvements since the previous regime under Tom Herman.

“The culture is changing right now,” Banks said. “It’s different from the former coach who was there.

In fact, he’s been so impressed with the new culture under Sarkisian that he thinks the Longhorns may already be in contention for a national championship.

“Sark and (Kyle) Flood are going to transform Texas,” Banks continued. “They could be a good contender in the race for the national championship.”

Banks is expected to make his hiring decision on July 24, but Sarkisian, Flood and the rest of the Texas staff will continue to follow him until then.

“Coach Sark communicates with me one-on-one and texts me all the time,” Banks said. “Coach Flood, Coach (Jeff) Banks. Contact is daily.”

Will Banks end up wearing burnt orange?


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