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4-Star Recruit Jordan Banks Has Huge Update On Alabama, Oklahoma

Alabama fans cheer during a game.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 21: Fans cheer as they celebrate in the final seconds of the Alabama Crimson Tide 45-7 win over the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Last season, Alabama and Oklahoma battled in the College Football Playoff. Although neither team is set to meet this upcoming season, they could clash as they try to land a commitment from Jordan Banks, a four-star linebacker from Harbor City, California.

Banks is the No. 14 outside linebacker in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports' rankings. He has 16 scholarship offers and is currently considering a handful of Power Five programs.

Right now, Banks isn't ready to commit to any team on his list. However, Alabama and Oklahoma are trending up in the race to land the four-star linebacker.

He took an unofficial visit to Alabama's campus over the weekend and felt a pretty strong connection with the coaching staff.

From 247Sports:

“I really enjoyed being around the coaching staff and the hospitality they showed me,” Banks said. “They showed me a lot of love and I really love it out there. It’s not just the football program, it’s the school itself that stands out for me.

“Alabama is the biggest thing going on there, it’s a total football town and everyone there loves Bama football. I really connected well with the coaching staff and I like how I fit in there and how they plan to use me.”

It's becoming very apparent that Nick Saban knows how to make a strong impression on his recruiting targets.

The Crimson Tide weren't the only school that Banks spoke about, as he revealed his appreciation for the Sooners as well.

I already took an official visit to Oklahoma and loved it there. I’m going to try and set up official visits with the other three schools soon here. Right now, I don’t have a 5th school locked in. There are a lot of schools I’m looking at but those four stand out the most for me.

Alabama and Oklahoma will make the cut for Banks' top five schools, which also includes Ohio State and Washington.

Banks wants to make his decision sometime in November.