SAN PABLO, Calif. -- El Cerrito (Calif.) offensive tackle Aaron Banks has dropped nearly 20 pounds over the spring and summer, and he showed off that new, svelte look at the Golden Gate Showcase on Sunday at Contra Costa College. He wasn't there to participate in the Golden Gate Showcase, though; he was there to support his younger brother Frank Banks, an up-and-coming defensive tackle.
"They're the local team, so I've been up there a couple times, and it's a pretty good relationship," Banks said of the Bears.
Jones has already coached Banks -- a year ago, at Cal's full-contact camp -- and brings a "down-to-earth" approach, said Banks.
"He's just a regular guy, and he knows what he's talking about," Banks said.
This summer, Banks is going to try to hit as many schools as he can for visits, like Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan and Notre Dame. He'll also head down south to see Florida, Arkansas, and LSU, before swinging back to see Arizona, Arizona State and Washington.
He wants to come out with a top 15 in the next three weeks.