Recruiting Update: Safety Yvan Banag

Yvan Banag, a defensive back who played for Buford High School in Atlanta GA., talked recruiting with Gene's Page. Who is he officially visiting? Who does he have offers from? And what two schools are atop his list?

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Yvan currently has four scholarship offers from four schools, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Duke and Vanderbilt. And two of those four have set up official visits, according to Banag.

"I've visiting South Carolina and Mississippi State. I think January 8th I'm going to Mississippi State. The week after that I'm going to South Carolina," said Banag, who is still considering other visits as well.

As for in-home or in-school visits, one coach came in last week. "The head coach from Mississippi State came to the school last week," said Banag. "I think he came in either Thursday or Friday."

As for his favorites, it was almost an obvious choice for Banag. "Those two schools, really," said Banag, referring to MSU and South Carolina.

He explained the reasons for putting them atop his list. "I like the coaches from both teams and I like the schools, too," said Banag. "The (MSU) head coach used to play with one of my coaches. And I went to one football game at South Carolina. That's about it."

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