Much of the focus in the month of January was centered around prospects representing the class of 2017 with National Signing Day obviously right around the corner, but Sevyn Banks is an underclassman that managed to construct arguably the month of his life with nearly a dozen scholarship offers coming his way.
Banks, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior cornerback hailing out of Orlando (Fla.) Jones, now has the opportunity to team up with the likes of Florida, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Auburn, Indiana and UCF after a whirlwind month to start the New Year.
"It's a blessing," Banks said. "I'm enjoying it, but at the same time still grinding. The best thing about the recruiting process is getting to know the coaches when they come to your school, and seeing if you could see yourself with them for the next step of your life for four years.
"If you don't like the coaches, you can't go. You need to basically make a bond and that's what I've been doing. The visits, when I go on them, I imagine it'll be great just having to find another home outside of home."
The Sunshine State native tagged Florida as a "dream" offer when dishing out the news on his Twitter roughly two and a half weeks ago, and is also accustomed to the Swamp after previously dropping in for some home games.
"The thing I like about UF is the fan base," Banks said. "I've been to a couple of games with the team, and it's crazy how the fans are so much involved in the game and supporting.
"It feels good. I mean, there's nothing bad about them."
With Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, Banks says he's been intrigued by their recruiting approach and desire to really know him away from the football field as well.
"Ohio State, I like that they're really getting to know me as a person and seeing if I can vibe with the coaches," Banks said. "(They're) just making sure I get right and stay on track.
"I've never been down there, but I will be taking a trip soon."
"Not really," Banks said when asked if he had a top school. "I like all of them, honestly, but I have to choose one though."
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