Hillcrest’s Travaris Banks commits Ole Miss

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Juliet Brown

Hillcrest High School safety Travaris Banks announced his commitment to play for Ole Miss Sunday afternoon. In the social media post announcing his decision, Banks thanked his Mom, family, coaches and teammates for helping him get to this position.

Banks is a four-star prospect listed at 6-foot-one, 195 pounds. Banks is the No. 157 prospect in the nation, the No. 13 safety, and the No. 10 player in the state of Alabama, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.

The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native chose the Rebels over many Division I offers, including: Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, and Tennessee. 247Sports crystal ball predicted Banks to go to Ole Miss’s in-state rival, MSU, but Banks chose to play for two former Alabama coordinators, Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin and defensive coordinator Pete Golding.

Golding took the defensive coordinator job in Oxford shortly after the Crimson Tide’s season came to a close in January. Kiffin has been the head coach for the Rebels since 2020.

Banks commitment was part of a busy weekend for Ole Miss recruiting. The Rebels also flipped Florida-commit Austin Simmons (QB) and received a commitment from Tennessee native Cameron Clark (linebacker). Ole Miss is now No. 24 in the national rankings for the class of 2024, according to 247Sports Composite.

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