After Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said on Monday that cornerback Sevyn Banks would be “moving on” from the Buckeyes, the rising redshirt senior revealed that he would enter the transfer portal and return to college football for another season.
Banks played four seasons at Ohio State and still has a year of pandemic-related eligibility to use at another school. He told Eleven Warriors in January that he would possibly return to the Buckeyes for his final season. Still, with the program currently holding seven scholarship players above the 85-man limit, Banks will test the transfer portal waters.
He started every game at cornerback two years ago, leaving high expectations for his return in 2021. However, Banks suffered multiple injuries and ailments during the regular season that kept him from becoming a consistent part of the rotation. Denzel Burke and Cameron Brown took over the top two spots and will likely retain their roles as starters, which would have dropped Banks on the depth chart.
With Banks’ departure, Ohio State now has seven scholarship cornerbacks on its 2022 roster, including Burke, Brown, redshirt sophomore Lejond Cavazos, redshirt freshmen Jordan Hancock and Jakailin Johnson and true freshmen Jyaire Brown and Ryan Turner.