Longhorns Daily News: Texas OT Kelvin Banks named among college football’s top true freshmen in 2022

Texas Longhorns true freshman offensive lineman Kelvin Banks has been a force to reckon with through his six starts so far in 2022. 247Sports went as far as name Banks among this season’s top true freshmen.

From 247Sports: “Banks won the 247Sports True Freshman of the Week last week for his showing in the Longhorns’ win over Oklahoma. And the former five-star followed that up with another strong performance with no pressures or sacks allowed and an 80.8 overall grade according to Pro Football Focus. That came against the Big 12’s best defense in Iowa State, with Texas winning 24-21. Banks was one of the headliners of what the Longhorns hoped would be a transformative class in the trenches. And with Banks thriving, Cole Hutson starting and other freshmen on the two-deep, the Longhorns could see significant improvement there over the next few years.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: After a successful run at home, No. 22 Texas takes its show on the road

Austin American-Statesman: Texas in position to make a Big 12 move, but now every week is a war

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: In this year’s Big 12, Texas can expect another close finish

Austin American-Statesman: Texas Longhorns excited about the start of the 2022-2023 basketball season

Dallas Morning News: Texas HC Steve Sarkisian has high praise for ‘elite competitor’ Spencer Sanders

247Sports: Morning Brew: Longhorns say they’re ready to end four-game losing streak in true road games

247Sports: Steve Sarkisian, Texas need newfound formula for success to travel to Oklahoma State

247Sports: Texas learns CB Ryan Watts’ value following early exit in win over Iowa State

Inside Texas: Texas’ 3rd down identity and running over flyover country

Inside Texas: Texas football’s need for more defensive playmakers

Inside Texas: Film room: Bijan Robinson, Roschon Johnson account for 72-of-75 yards on Texas’ go-ahead scoring drive

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders is playing through a shoulder injury

WATCH: Steve Sarkisian’s weekly press conference

Texas basketball ranked No. 12 in AP preseason polls

Longhorn Republic Podcast: Texas wins ugly against Iowa State

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns 2024 in-state offers

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Associated Press: College basketball poll: Baylor opens in AP’s top 5; Big 12 ranks five teams

Oklahoman: Tramel’s ScissorTales: OU rises, OSU falls in Big 12 power rankings

Dallas Morning News: Best in Texas poll (10/17): TCU, Texas hold firm at the top; Baylor falls out of top 3

Our Daily Bears: Sit down with Baylor MBB guard Langston Love

The Smoking Musket: West Virginia defense finally forces turnovers

The Smoking Musket: Defense must prove Thursday wasn’t a fluke

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

  • Texas LB Jaylan Ford was named to both the Lombardi Award Watch List and as the Big 12 defensive player of the week.

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