Former Ohio State football cornerback Sevyn Banks to transfer to LSU

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch

Former Ohio State cornerback Sevyn Banks announced Tuesday that he is transferring to LSU.

Banks had put his name in the NCAA transfer portal in February after withdrawing from the NFL draft, opting to use an additional season of collegiate eligibility.

Injuries kept him from making much of an impact with the Buckeyes last fall, limiting him to eight games. He suffered a knee injury in preseason training camp.

When Banks debuted as a starter in the secondary in the coronavirus pandemic-shortened season in 2020, he was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, totaling 23 tackles, one interception and seven pass breakups.

Ohio State cornerback Sevyn Banks was limited to eight games last season because of injury.

His size at 6 feet 1 and 200 pounds has long made him a promising and a composite four-star recruit coming out of high school in Orland, Florida.

In heading to LSU, he will join a program led by former Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, who took over in December to replace Ed Orgeron.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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