OU tradition intrigues Zach Banner

Class of 2012 offensive lineman: Sooners have an 'elite program'

Updated: September 21, 2011, 10:46 AM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- The thought of putting on crimson and cream at Owen Field is very appealing to Zach Banner of Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes.

The 6-foot-8, 305-pound offensive tackle will get a firsthand look at the nation's top-ranked team during his official visit this weekend, when the Sooners host Missouri at 7 p.m CT. But Oklahoma's top ranking isn't what intrigues the four-star prospect.

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Tom HauckESPNU 150 OT Zach Banner, who's from Washington, says distance won't be a factor in his decision.