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5-Star OT Kelvin Banks Jr. Decommits from Oregon After Mario Cristobal Hired by Miami

Doric SamDecember 7, 2021

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In the wake of Mario Cristobal leaving Oregon to take the head coaching position at the University of Miami, the Ducks lost one of their top recruits.

Class of 2022 five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks Jr. announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from Oregon. Banks said he is "focused on doing what's best for my future and family."

Banks is a senior at Summit Creek High School in Houston, Texas. He is ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 14 overall player in the nation by 247Sports' composite

247Sports midlands region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks describes Banks as a "big-bodied, big-framed lineman with potential for position versatility at tackle or guard."

Banks has offers from Texas, Texas A&M, LSU and Oklahoma State, among other schools. He projects as a future NFL draft pick.

"A high-floor offensive lineman who also still has significant developmental potential to provide a high ceiling in the long term," Brooks' evaluation continued. "Should become a multi-year high-major starter. Possesses long-term potential to reach the early rounds of the NFL Draft."

Banks isn't the only prospect to de-commit from the Ducks. He joins four-star quarterback Tanner Bailey, who also de-committed from Oregon on Monday after Cristobal's departure.

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Cristobal was announced as the Hurricanes' head coach on Monday after coaching the Ducks since 2017. He replaced Manny Diaz, who went 21-15 in three seasons. According to ESPN, Miami is paying Cristobal in the range of $8 million annually and also plans to pay his $9 million buyout.

Cristobal played offensive tackle for Miami and was a part of two national championship teams in 1989 and 1991.

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