6-foot-7, 260-pounds is tremendous size on any field at any level in the country, that’s the type of size Cody Banks brings to the defensive end position. The standout from Douglas S. Freeman terrorized quarterbacks last season and as a result more schools are taking notice and reaching out.
ACC schools Maryland and N.C. State highlight Banks’ offer list, but other schools ECU, Liberty and Old Dominion have offered as well. Banks admitted his summer has been so busy that recruiting took a backseat. However, he did manage to visit some schools during the spring.
ECU was one of the schools Banks stopped by.
“(ECU defensive line coach Marc) Yellock invited me to the spring game when he offered,” said Banks. “It was a great visit, I got to see the facilities and meet all the coaches. My dad liked it a lot as well.”
Banks also said he is considering a visit to ECU this fall if he gets invited back. Another school Banks visited is West Virginia; he attended camp there this summer and is hopeful for an offer when he visits again on Sep. 20.
This fall will be an important time for Banks’ recruitment. He would like to spend more time evaluating the schools that are interested, but with the new playbook he is learning for his team time is a difficult thing to come by.
Banks is confident the decision to commit to a school will happen this fall.
“I’ll most likely commit to school by mid-season,” said Banks. “It will be a family decision I decide with my parents. I want to make sure I stay on top of my grades because I’m a student first.”
Defensive end hasn’t always been Banks primary position, when he started out he was a nose tackle. When coaches saw him getting taller it made for the transition to end. His length gives him the ability to knock passes down and reach around offensive linemen.
Banks is a prospect to watch out for this fall and could be a nice edition to ECU’s 2015 class.