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Banner breaks down USC trip

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Zach Banner took his last official visit to USC this past weekend and with three schools remaining the Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes five-star offensive tackle admits it's not going to be easy picking one.
"It's going to be a hard one," Banner said.
The 6-foot-9, 310-pound prospect who earned his fifth star after his performance during the week of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl seemed to have a great visit to USC and spent a lot of time with fellow five-star commit Jordan Simmons.
USC is looking for Banner to play left tackle, where he played all week at the Army Bowl, and the Trojans are definitely firmly in the running along with Washington and Oklahoma.
No frontrunner has been named yet.
"The coaches were great and so were the players," Banner said of his USC visit. "The Trojan family is obviously really strong and ready to go if they're going to be a top five team next year.
"I think what stuck out most was how comfortable my parents were. They loved it. They expect me to start at the left tackle spot. Me and Jordan Simmons kicked it all day (Sunday)."
Banner, who was hosted by tight end Xavier Grimble, has been to USC multiple times on unofficial visits.
The massive offensive tackle said at the Army Bowl that even though USC received his last trip that doesn't necessarily mean the Trojans are being favored in his recruitment.
Rivals.com rates Banner as the second-best offensive tackle and No. 16 prospect in the 2012 class.
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