The Tennessee Vols are determined to continue their recruiting momentum from earlier this spring, which is why they’re making a play for an elite 2022 offensive lineman.
Jeremy Pruitt and his staff recently extended a scholarship offer to 2022 four-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks, 6-foot-5/285 lbs from Humble, TX (Summer Creek).
Banks is rated by 247Sports as the No. 7 player in the state of Texas and the No. 3 offensive tackle in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 24 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.
Banks, who was committed to Oklahoma State at one point, recently discussed his recruitment with Rivals and it sounds like he’s highly interested in the Volunteers.
“Tennessee is a good school that I will consider going to…I really like Tennessee. I’m going to keep talking to them a lot,” said Banks.
The talented offensive lineman added “I watched some of their games this past year. I can tell they grind and never give up. I like that style of play.”
Tennessee’s offensive line has been a weakness in recent seasons, but the Vols are expected to have one of the better offensive lines in the SEC in 2020 (particularly if Georgia transfer Cade Mays is ruled eligible).
It certainly appears that offensive line play isn’t going to be an Achilles heel for the Vols moving forward — especially if the program can land recruits like Banks.
Just another example of how Pruitt has overhauled Tennessee’s football program.
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