Recruiting: 2019 Houston cornerback Marcus Banks commits to LSU

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LSU’s time investment in one of the Texas’s best high school cornerbacks in the 2019 class has paid off this weekend.

Houston prepster Marcus Banks gave a commitment to the Tigers following an official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend.


The 6-foot, 170 pounder was a priority recruit for LSU defensive backs coaches Bill Busch and Corey Raymond. Banks also felt good about the one on one visit he had with head coach Ed Orgeron.

Alabama, Auburn, Texas and Texas A&M are among the other top suitors for Banks, who canceled a planned visit to Tuscaloosa for next weekend. LSU apparently took the lead for his services after he participated in the Junior Day event on campus.

His dad, Bobby Meeks, was a three-year starter as an offensive guard at Florida State for Bobby Bowden from 2000 to 2004. Sadly, the elder Banks died from complications in surgery this past March 14 at 36 years old. His mom, Leah, has family from Louisiana.

Nicknamed “Speedy,” Banks tallied 28 tackles in 2017 with eight passes defended. He can flip his hips, turn and run well for the position. He displays good closing speed with a quick burst to the ball in flight.

I listed Banks among LSU’s top targets on defense heading into the summer. Other key in-state targets for the thinner-than-usual depth chart at corner are expected to announce their intentions this summer. Dunham’s Derek Stingley Jr. has scheduled a press conference June 20 and Edna Karr’s Devin Bush plans to make his plans known in August.

LSU now has 12 known commitments for their next signing class, including five on defense with two cornerbacks.

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