The 6-foot-4, 280 pound left tackle announced via twitter Friday that he was committing to Louisiana Tech. He played a vital role into Edna Karr’s high powered offense last season protecting starting quarterback Leonard Kelly’s blindside, which averaged 38 points per game.
Bannister is a 3-star prospect & currently holds 19 offers from schools like Mississippi St, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona St, Colorado, Texas Tech, & many more.
What Led Bannister To Louisiana Tech???
"It meant a lot to me when Coach Brock Hays offered me first,” Bannister said. “We instantly clicked & built a relationship. The whole entire staff recruited me hard & that showed me a lot. Coach Mac(McFarland) really took the time to show me how they plan to use me & how he’ll develop me over my next three to four years.”
Why Louisiana Tech Over Power 5 Programs??
"Most schools only talk to you about football,” Bannister said. “A lot of kids get caught up with facilities, uniforms, the conference, & stuff like that. Don’t get me wrong that plays a part but it’s not everything. I plan to major in mechanical engineering & Louisiana Tech is one of the best schools in the country for my major. I just feel like this was the best place for me to be successful on & off the field.”
Life After Football??
"My dream is start a business when I’m done with football & open up my own mechanic shop,” Bannister said. “I’m really into cars & fixing them. Most kids don’t know what they want to do with their life other than football, but I have a plan & Louisiana Tech is going to help me with that.”
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