DE Greg Banks Will Visit Michigan

Defensive end Greg Banks of Montbello High School in Denver is keeping a low profile, preferring to concentrate on his season, which has the Warriors undefeated with two games remaining. However, Montbello Head Coach Oliver Lucas was kind enough to spend some time with He said Banks has set all five official visits, and Michigan is one. He also gave a timetable for his decision.

According to Montbello High School Head Coach Oliver Lucas, his star player, defensive end Greg Banks, has the ability to play any position on the field. However, he says the plethora of top colleges recruiting the three-star standout have him pegged for the defensive end spot. "He is such a gifted athlete," Lucas said. "He can do anything for us, but we play him on the defensive line because that's where he will play in college."

Lucas reports that the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Banks has offers from, "As many schools as there are in the country," but has narrowed his list to five. "He has official visits set to Michigan, UCLA, Cal, Notre Dame, and Washington," Lucas said. "Oklahoma was in there for the last spot, but he felt more comfortable with the Huskies. Of course if any school starts getting lazy and not showing him proper attention, the list can change." Lucas said he wasn't certain of the dates of the official visits, but that Banks would be visiting Michigan on Nov. 18 for the Ohio State game.

While Banks' top five is no secret, a favorite is not being revealed at this time. "I can't comment on which school is on top for Greg right now," Lucas said. "That wouldn't be fair to him or the other schools."

Lucas said Banks does not have a phone at his home, so he is taking calls from coaches at the school. "We have a line here at the office," he said. "We set up a time for the coaches to call and he talks to them that way, it works out ok because he doesn't get a lot of calls from people when he needs to be studying or practicing."

Banks will make a decision within the next couple months, as he will begin college in January. "He's a great student, and will graduate in December," Lucas said. "So he's going to try and get all his official visits in before he decides, but since he's leaving early, he'll need to decide before the end of the year."

Montbello is 6-2 on the season, and 5-0 in the 5A Denver Prep League. They face Washington on Friday, and will end the season at Denver South. Lucas said he was certain of Banks' stats on the season, but said he had over 70 tackles and three pass deflections.

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