Four Offers and Counting for JuCo OL

Next Saturday Copiah-Lincoln Community College will host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for the NJCAA Region 23 championship. Looking to pave the way and protect the edge will be sophomore offensive tackle Larry Banks. Banks is a prospect who has begun to draw attention from several schools around the south, four have offered scholarships.

Larry Banks profile

Banks played his high school ball at Jefferson County High School, but wound up taking the scenic route to reach his big time football dreams.

"Co-Lin recruited me out of high school," said Banks "They protected me and I committed to come here.

"I had offers from Jackson State and Alcorn (State), but I decided to come here. I had some offers, but I felt like coming here would be best for me."

The December graduates' plans appear to be paying off. Several Division One programs have shown interest in signing the talented offensive lineman.

"Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Troy, Utah State, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas Tech and a few more are recruiting me," said Larry. "I have offers from North Texas, Arkansas State, Troy and Utah State."

The 6-4, 315 pounder has been busy winning games at Co-Lin, so he has not taken any official visits yet.

With an abbreviated time frame for a decision, Banks understands he will need to make some time for some visits in the coming weeks.

"I know I am probably going to visit Texas Tech, New Mexico, North Texas and Troy," said Larry. "I will have to see what goes on with the other schools too."

Banks believes he has what it take to provide some immediate relief on the college level and he is anxious about the opportunity.

"I feel like I am playing up to my potential right now," said Larry. "I just try to get better and better every game.

"I feel like I am a lot better on my run blocking over last year.

"My kick slide and my pass protection is pretty good, but I am working to get even better."

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