El Cerrito (Calif.) defensive tackle Franklin Banks performs at the Avery Strong camp in June

Camp film of new Cal offeree Franklin Banks, the powerfully-built defensive tackle younger brother of 2017 Cal target Aaron Banks.

California 2017 offensive tackle target Aaron Banks said in June, at the Avery Strong Camp on the campus of Contra Costa College in Pinole, Calif., that his younger brother, 6-foot-1, 310-pound Franklin Banks, would be a major player. This week, Franklin scored his very first scholarship offer, and fittingly, it was from the Bears.

At that camp, Cal defensive line coach Fred Tate and defensive coordinator Art Kaufman both watched Banks, and after half of his regular season, they pulled the trigger on Sunday.

We were at that very same camp, and took footage of the younger Banks, which you can see above. He's built low and strong, with his older brother's bulk compressed into a shorter, wider frame. He's a prototypical three-technique defensive tackle with a lot of power, who uses his hands well. His feet still need to quicken up a bit, but that should come with him turning some bad weight into good weight, and maturity.


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