Huskers pick up commitment from Houston lineman Brant Banks
The Huskers received a verbal commitment from Brant Banks, listed at 6-foot-8 and 275 pounds on Wednesday. Banks picked NU over Baylor.
The Houston has been a longtime target for Nebraska. He officially visited the Huskers for the scuttled season-opener against Akron on Sept. 1, then returned in the middle of the season for an unofficial visit.
From there, his recruitment went a little bit dark, but obviously Nebraska stayed right in the picture.
Nebraska’s been one of the only schools — Banks also has offers from Baylor, Cal and others — to recruit the Westbury Christian standout as a defensive lineman, though it’s at least worth noting that a Thursday night home visit included head coach Scott Frost and both defensive line coach Mike Dawson and offensive line coach Greg Austin.
Banks joins Norfolk Catholic verbal pledge Ethan Piper as prospects who could play either side of the ball, but assuming both start on defense, the Huskers now have three verbally committed to join Dawson’s room, joining three-star defensive end Mosai Newsom (Waverly, Iowa).
They would love to add one more in four-star Ty Robinson (Gilbert, Arizona), who is set to make his choice public at 12:45 p.m.
Banks and Piper give the Huskers a degree of flexibility if nothing else. NU has four offensive linemen verbally committed and are looking for more. Should NU end up light on the offensive line, perhaps the plan changes for either Banks or Piper.