Signing Day Capsule: Greyson Bankhead

A high school teammate of running back Tre Watson, Greyson Bankhead joins his fellow former Corona (Calif.) Centennial Husky in Berkeley as his letter of intent is made official.

"Trust me: I’ll be getting open." – Greyson Bankhead

The Skinny on California signee Greyson Bankhead from West Coast Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins: Bankhead is one of the state's top receivers and had a big junior year catching 73 balls for 1,045 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's more quick than fast but has great hands and body control. He can really explode in and out of his breaks, has an incredible catch radius and runs well after the catch. The receiver should fit in very well in Cal's pass happy offense and has a chance to catch a ton of balls for the Bears in the coming years.

He does a nice job making 1 or 2 guys miss and getting up the field. He's not the biggest receiver but is tough and isn't afraid to over the middle. He'll make the tough catch in traffic and will take a big shot without flinching.

BT’s Take: I -- along with former Centennial Husky Tre Watson -- saw Bankhead during the playoffs against Gardena (Calif.) Serra -- when he set a personal best with 147 receiving yards -- and there is no question that he’s a fit for this offense. He is not the biggest receiver on the field – by a lot – but he’s got plus speed, quickness, shiftiness and very good ball skills. In my opinion, he’s best suited to the slot, but he can be just as good as a downfield threat, as he was this season for Corona (Calif.) Centennial.

His career stats are mind-boggling. He tallied 137 catches for 2,061 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns during his three varsity seasons with his squad compiling a 38-8 record, winning three Section titles, four Big VIII League crowns and reaching the Open Division state title game during his 2012 sophomore and 2014 senior campaigns.

Had 957 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches on 56 receptions as a 2014 senior for a team that reached the state championship game of the Open Division after winning the Southern Section title while finishing 12-3 overall, 5-0 in conference play to win a Big VIII League title to rank among No. 3 in California, No. 9 in the United States and No. 18 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 rank

He added three rushes for 23 yards and one touchdown to total 980 all-purpose yards and also scored on a two-point conversion for a total of 68 points.

He was named by CalHiSports to the Preseason All-Inland Empire Football Team prior to his senior season after registering career highs of 73 catches, 1,031 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a 2013 junior for a team that finished 12-3 overall, 5-0 in conference play to win a Big VIII League title, reached the semifinals of the state Open Division playoffs, and ranked among MaxPreps top final teams (No. 6 California, No. 27 United States).

Sonny's Take: “Greyson has probably been as productive of a receiver as anybody. He knows how to catch the football and what to do with it after he catches it. Greyson has tremendous lateral quickness, great ball skills and gets out of a break tremendously fast. He’s got a chance to be a pretty special inside receiver.”

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