Iowa Western offensive lineman Noah Banks did not visit Nebraska on Tuesday as originally planned and is making other options higher priorities as the junior-college national signing day approaches.
The 6-foot-7, 305-pound tackle from Pensacola, Florida, has seen his stock soar in recent days. He received one of the early offers sent out by the staff of new NU coach Scott Frost on Dec. 2, then received offers from Louisville and Florida the next day. Texas followed suit on Monday for the services of a player who originally signed with Murray State in 2015 and played 10 games with the Racers in 2016 before helping Iowa Western to an 11-1 mark and No. 2 final ranking this month.
In a message to The World-Herald on Tuesday evening, Banks said he “ran out of time” for a planned trip to Lincoln. He visited Auburn last weekend and will be touring Texas (Thursday and Friday) and Florida (Saturday and Sunday) in the near future.
The junior-college signing window starts Dec. 20 and runs through Jan. 15.
“Visited Auburn last weekend, no other weekends were available,” Banks said in a message. “... (recruiting) dead period starts Monday and I’m still in finals week until (Wednesday).”
Banks was the third Iowa Western player to receive a Nebraska offer in the program’s ninth year. None have accepted.