Banks found out about the Illinois offer through his coach and the news was very exciting.
"I was really ecstatic about it. I know Illinois is one of the best programs in the Big Ten and that they put guys in the NFL like Rashard Mendenhall and greats like Dick Butkus."
The defensive lineman out of Dallas (GA) East Paulding is set to visit Wake Forest this weekend and N.C. State soon.
On January 30 at the Simmons Showcase in Atlanta, Banks measured in at 6-feet 2-inches tall and 263 pounds.