Florida football: Transfer DB Yam Banks to visit the Gators in next 48 hours

Florida is adding yet another elite DB in the portal to their list of visitors

68 Ventures Bowl - South Alabama v Eastern Michigan
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Florida football has been stacking up its visitor list out of the transfer portal over the past week or so, with playmakers on both sides of the ball making trips to Gainesville.

Although Jaden Voisin, a safety from South Alabama canceled his visit to The Swamp, the Gators will now get a visit from a different South Alabama DB in the coming days.

Yam Banks, a junior safety for the Jaguars, is now expected to arrive in Gainesville for a visit in the next 48 hours, per Chris Hummer of 247 Sports.

Billy Napier and Will Harris now have another experienced playmaker in the secondary making the trip to Florida, who could be a day-one contributor next season for the Gators.

Florida football: A little bit of everything

There aren't many columns on Yam's stat sheet with a zero on them. He's everywhere on the defensive side of the ball and can make a play at any moment.

This past season with USA, he totaled 45 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, an interception, and three pass deflections.

2022 was the most productive year of his career, where he had 50 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery, six interceptions, and 11 passes defended.

At 6'1''-208, Banks has the frame to lay some big hits and be violent in both the passing game and the running game. He's also proven he can be a ball hawk and defend in the air well with his seven INTs over the last two seasons.

Securing a commitment from Banks would be a big deal for the Gators. Bouncing back from losing Voisin at the last second by securing one of his teammates would be a big win in the portal.

Will Harris has been working overtime to get transfer DBs on campus, and we can hopefully expect to see some commitment start to come from that.