"The visit was really exciting," he said. "It's a great place. I enjoyed myself. I loved the coaching staff and Coach Beckman is a really great guy."
The offer caught Bannerman off guard, but the excitement of landing his first offer was hard for him to deny.
"It was a great feeling," he said of the offer. "I was very surprised. It's my first, but I have a lot of interest from others."
Bannerman connected with Beckman, who is also an Ohio native, while on his visit.
"We clocked pretty fast," Bannerman said. "He made me feel like I was a part of the team. The staff there is really like a family."
"I've been to Ohio U and I had one scheduled last Sunday to MSU but had to cancel due to the weather," he said.
Bannerman said he will be putting a lot of weight on academics when looking at schools. He hopes to major in forensic science in college.
But for now, Bannerman is in the midst of a career at a high school that has consistently produced division one talent year in, year out. That legacy means a lot to him.
"It's great," he said. "I used to look up to a lot of those players. Now some kids look up to me. It's awesome."