LSU’s football program took a sizable hit tonight, when one of the Tigers’ top recruits in the 2019 class announced he was backing off his commitment.
Marcus Banks, a four-star corner, announced Tuesday night that he’s decided to open back up his recruitment. He announced the decision on Twitter.
His message was simple. “After much thought and consideration I have decided to re-open my recruitment. This was one of the hardest decisions of my life. Understand that there is no love lost with LSU, but I have to do what’s best for myself and my future,” he wrote.
Here’s the full announcement:
— Marcus Banks (@MarcusBanks1k) October 17, 2018
The corner is one of the best in the country and comes from a stacked state of Texas.
It’s a significant loss for the Tigers, who have developed the defensive back position well over the years. Texas A&M is the favorite to land the top corner recruit now that he’s decided to back off of his pledge to Ed Orgeron and company.