"I went to Arizona for spring practice and, well, it was great," Bankhead said. "Watching the guys play and how their system is run, really seeing up close how fast and how everything is run with a purpose was very impressive.
"You could also tell that everyone had bought into what coach was saying and that was incredibly impressive, because there were some really good players on the field."
Bankhead also got to meet with Rich Rodriguez.
"That was a great time because that is when he offered me the scholarship," Bankhead said. "He said he liked how I play and how I come to work and coming from a coach like Rich Rodriguez that was awesome to hear."
Rodriguez isn't alone in his observation of Bankhead's skills.
"I've always been a good route runner and I was able to get open a lot because of that, but I've improved my quickness out of my cuts and it has made a big difference in my game," Bankhead said. "I couldn't be happier with how I played this past season."
Bankhead's play has caught the attention of other schools.
"I also have an offer from SMU and I'm getting interest from others as well," he said. There is a showcase camp coming up and that is when the high school showcase camp is. I'm going into that with high expectations because I am going to play against the best and coaches will be there.
"If I can show what I can do there, I think I will get more offers. After that day I will start to plan out the rest of my recruitment."