Latrell Bankston, transfer from Iowa State to Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, didn't last long
Reached by telephone Wednesday, Bankston told The Daily Advertiser he’s now at Houston and plans to stay there. He declined to comment on why decided to leave the Cajuns for the Cougars.
“I don’t really want to speak too much on that,” the 6-foot, 300-pound Bankston said.
Bankston spoke earlier this month with The Advertiser about transferring to UL because he thought coach Billy Napier and defensive line coach Rory Segrest, and the Cajuns’ defensive scheme, could help get him to the NFL.
The Cajuns announced his addition on Jan. 12. But he spent only a few days at UL before leaving, and Houston tweeted a “welcome” message about Bankston from its official football Twitter account last Friday.
Bankston had 16 total tackles including 4.5 for loss with 3.5 sacks for Iowa State last season.
Preferred walk-on recruits commit to UL
UL picked up a commitment last weekend from Zach Boulet, a 6-2, 250-pound offensive guard/center from state champion Catholic High of Baton Rouge who received a preferred walk-on offer from Jan. 3.
Boulet was offered earlier this month by McPherson College, an NAIA program in Kansas.
The Cajuns also picked up a preferred walk-on pledge this month from Dutchtown High defensive back Justin Agu.
Ex-Cajuns commit pledges to Utah State
Several Sun Belt stars transferring
Several standouts from Sun Belt teams have announced transfer plans in the past month.
- Logan Bonner, who shared time at quarterback for Arkansas State last season with Layne Hatcher, tweeted about plans to follow former Red Wolves coach and ex-UL offensive coordinator Blake Anderson to Utah State;
- Arkansas State starting offensive tackle Jarrett Horst transferred to Michigan State, where ex-Cajuns offensive Jay Johnson is offensive coordinator;
- Former Georgia Southern starting quarterback Shai Werts committed to play receiver at Louisville, where ex-Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield is heading into his third season;
- Georgia Southern safety Kenderick Duncan Jr. also transferred to Louisville; and
- Linebacker Jordan Strachan, who tied for the national lead in sacks last season with 10.5, and cornerback David Spaulding are transferring from Georgia State to South Carolina.