Zach Banner closes in on final five 

August, 9, 2011
After announcing a top 10 list back in June, four-star offensive lineman Zach Banner (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes) said he's close to naming a final five and already knows one school that will make the cut.

Banner's original top 10 list consisted of Alabama, Cal, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC and Washington. A recent unofficial visit to USC has the Trojans a lock to make his final five.

"That's the one school I know for sure that will make it in there," Banner said. "My visit last week was incredible and I really had a good time. It's such a nice place and I had to chance to meet a lot of people. I met up with the entire football staff and also talked with the basketball coaches and they said I could for sure play both sports so that was good to hear.