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Banner talks return to USC and Wisconsin

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES – USC Trojans junior starting offensive right tackle Zach Banner is hoping someday his writing is on the wall – the wall of USC All-America football plaques that hug a cement ramp that leads from the opulent John McKay Center to storied Howard Jones-Brian Kennedy Field.

While preparing for a Dec. 30 National Funding Holiday Bowl date with the Wisconsin Badgers, Banner — the son of College Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy — had a chance to reflect on his decision not to enter this April’s NFL draft.

“I just saw it as the best opportunity for myself,” said Banner, a 6-foot-9, 360-pound All-Pac-12 behemoth. “I am not going to sit here and say that I was thinking about the team, because when you have to make that decision of carrying on or staying, it’s almost as if you’re choosing a decision to go to a school or choosing to go to another school.”

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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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