Zach Banner a 'natural' leader

Class of 2012 offensive lineman says he loves to inspire his teammates

Updated: September 27, 2011, 12:09 AM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation
NORMAN, Okla. -- Zach Banner (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes) is an imposing presence on the football field, certain to make an impact. Whether mauling defenders in the running game or shutting down pass rushers on the edge, the 6-foot-8, 350-pound offensive tackle makes an impression on his opponents.

Yet, he makes an even bigger impression on his teammates.