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Marcus ‘Speedy’ Banks commits to LSU months after family tragedy

Marcus "Speedy" Banks

The LSU coaching staff made Speedy’s decision an easy one for the entire family.

“The staff has been simply amazing,” she said. “Coach Orgeron, from the moment I met him, I liked Coach Orgeron.

“(Coach Bill Busch) has been the most consistent coach that we’ve dealt with. He has texted myself and my son every single day. Even the day I buried my husband, I received a text message from him. That really has stuck with us. That meant something to us. Family means something to us. Consistency means something.”

Banks-Meeks raved about defensive backs coach Corey Raymond and everyone in the football office.

“It just felt like home,” she said. “There was no airs. There was no pretense. It just felt right.”

She also guaranteed that her son’s commitment is solid.

“His recruitment process is 100 percent over with,” she said.

Banks is the second cornerback to commit to LSU’s 2019 class, joining four-star Maurice Hampton of Memphis. Five-star Derek Stingley, Jr., will make his announcement June 20th and is expected to choose LSU also. That bumper crop of talent will be a welcomed infusion after Donte’ Jackson and Kevin Toliver left early for the NFL Draft and the Tigers failed to sign a cornerback in the 2018 class.

As for Banks-Meeks, she’s a proud mom confident in the decision her youngest made with the guidance of a father who is no longer here, but certainly proud.

“I know he’s smiling down from above,” she said. “This is what he wanted for his son.”

RELATED: LSU’s QB of the future has been a Tigers’ fan since he was 5-years-old.

(You can follow Matt Moscona on Twitter @MattMoscona)

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