Former Ohio State cornerback Sevyn Banks announced Tuesday morning that he is transferring to LSU.
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Banks’ time with the Buckeyes came to an end after last season. He dealt with injuries throughout the year and played in only eight games. He missed the final three games of what was a very confusing season for Banks and his week-to-week status.
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day told reporters in January that Banks would not be back for the 2022 season even though he still had eligibility remaining.
“So he graduated and he’s moving on,” Day said on January 31. “I do have a meeting with him and his family tomorrow.”
Banks played in 36 career games for the Buckeyes, including all 14 games in 2019 and all eight games in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. He started all eight of those games in 2020 and was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten for his efforts.
Banks finished his career with 43 tackles over his four seasons and one interception. He actually had more touchdowns (2) than interceptions during his career. His first score came in the Michigan game of 2018 as a true freshman. Banks picked up the punt that was blocked by fellow freshman Chris Olave and he ran it in from 33 yards out. Banks also returned a fumble in 2020 for a touchdown.
An Orlando, Florida native, Banks was offered by LSU back in high school before selecting the Buckeyes. Now under new Tigers coach Brian Kelly, Banks will work on being healthy and getting back to what began as a promising career.