Tide looking at Tennessee commitment

Alabama has a grip on the top spot in the class of 2015 team recruiting rankings on Scout, but it is already building relationships in 2016 and beyond. One of the newest prospects on radar is already committed to another SEC program, however.

Even though he's attended three different high schools over his first two full years of prep football, it hasn't slowed Dorian Banks' exposure or slowed the programs looking at the two-way class of 2016 standout.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder is now at Gallatin (Tenn.) High, and several schools have checked him out of late. It has not shaken his current commitment to the in-state Tennessee Volunteers, but it has him thinking about his true options going forward.

"Schools are sending stuff and coming by pretty often even after the commitment," he said. "I honestly didn't expect it, but once it happened it makes me want to keep my options open.

"I was going to regardless, but now the process is really starting to take off."

The Crimson Tide is one of the schools inquiring about the Scout.com cornerback projection.

"I haven't talked to them before, I've only received letters," Banks said. "I plan on going there sometime this summer.

"Their winning tradition stands out, and their ability to get the best players in the country."

UA isn't the only school on his mind in addition to the Vols, as he listed Kentucky, USC, Notre Dame, Florida State and South Carolina.

So how strong is his commitment to the in-state program?

"It's a pretty strong commitment, but I'm being safe because of how much time I have until I go to school," Banks said.

The junior added that most programs on his list, including Alabama, are recruiting him to play on offense despite his projection. Banks says he projects best as a running back or slot wide receiver.


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