Last night when Rivals.com interviewed Dodge City (Kan.) Community College three-star cornerback Kennard Banks, he said he was leaning heavily toward Kansas State but he wasn't 100 percent sure that he was ready to commit.
He's now more than ready.
"Kennard committed to Kansas State tonight," Dodge City assistant Jared Powers said just moments ago.
Powers believes the Wildcats are getting a great prospect.
Banks started as a freshman at Western Michigan, left school after that freshman season and he immediately made a big impact when he got to Dodge City.
"People tried to pick on him this season," Powers said.
"But that didn't work. People learned the hard way with him. I won't lie to you about what he did on one play. You'll see it on tape. He came up and hit the fullback so hard that it broke the guy's facemask. He's a heck of a player. He's our biggest star, and I think he's the best cover man in the conference."
Banks was a first-team all-Jayhawk Conference selection as a sophomore. He had 42 unassisted tackles, 18 assists, three interceptions, three breakups and one fumble recovery.
He was also talking with Louisville, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee State and Troy. Iowa State recently called him to invite him on an official visit to Ames, but that visit will not take place now.
Banks, who is 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, is a December graduate that will have two years to play two seasons.