Banks Boasts Big XII Top Three

It's been a while since Nebraska has been able to boast a true in-your-face, destructive, pass rushing defensive end. With that in mind, Greg Banks has been holding a Nebraska offer for a while now. Find out what the big man from Denver has been up to lately and which five schools have been hitting him the hardest.

Greg Banks is not the type of defensive end you don't want to see coming after you off the edge if you're a runningback.  Standing 6' 5" and weighing in at 260 pounds, Banks presents the teams recruiting him with not only a run stopper, but the ability to match up well with opposing offensive tackles and guards on his way to the quarterback. 

Currently, five schools stand out to Banks as those who have been recruiting him the hardest: Iowa State, Nebraska, Syracuse, Kansas State and Oklahoma.  Banks reports that the attention is starting to get fast and furious from all angles from these schools.  "I get handwritten letters.  One of the coaches from Oklahoma came down to see me, a coach from KSU sent my mom, my coach and myself a letter.  He really wants me to come to the school and offered me a scholarship personally, plus I get phone calls," said Banks.

Currently, Banks' leader board is a solid Big XII lineup with Oklahoma as his favorite, Colorado as the current runner up and Nebraska behind the Buffs.  Banks admitted that nothing has really come up that has attracted him to the Cornhuskers, but he does want the ability to travel to Lincoln.  "I want to go down and check out the campus and see what it's all about," he said.

Nebraska seems to be hitting Banks with a double-dose of informational and handwritten correspondence.  "Lately I've been getting more informational stuff and once every few days I get handwritten stuff on spring ball and how the team's doing," said Banks.  Greg plans to head out to Ames to camp and visit with the Iowa State Cyclones and had originally planned to get out to UCLA for a visit/camp, but lack of funds prevents him from doing so at this time.

It appears that several coaching staffs are taking notice of the Colorado stud and sending their best and brightest to see if he passes the eyeball test.  "We had BYU, Colorado, Colorado State and Michigan State out here.  Coach told us that there are more coaches coming but I don't know who they're representing," said Banks.


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