Banks Nearing Decision

With Korey Banks looking to make a decision very soon, the Tar Heels are very much in contention.

Just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Korey Banks announced his favorite schools list. North Carolina was among the schools to make the cut.

“You know, it’s a great coaching staff, great program – it’s just a place I could see myself,” Banks said. “It’s also a place that I can have a good time and enjoy the college experience. I loved Chapel Hill when I was there.”

Banks, a 6-foot, 165-pound athlete from Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek, initially unveiled a top five consisting of Arizona, Georgia Tech, UNC, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin. A day later, the list was amended to also include Michigan.

“They all have great coaching staffs,” Banks said. “And they seem like places where I can get the college experience and get a great education.”

Banks is now toying with the idea of making a verbal commitment either this or the following Saturday. Regardless, that won’t mark the end of his recruitment.

“I want to at least secure my scholarship spot with one school,” Banks said.

Furthermore, Banks plans to continue visiting schools, including taking official visits.

Banks says he’s not leaning towards one particular school. He’ll spend the next few days – if not weeks – deciding which school he’ll commit to. To simplify the process, there’s a chance Banks could narrow his list of favorites further.

Banks first visited UNC for its thrilling victory over Pittsburgh last season. He returned to Chapel Hill a month ago for an overnight stay. He says he’ll “definitely” be back in Chapel Hill for a game this fall and will likely officially visit the school at some point.

In addition to UNC, Banks visited Georgia Tech and Wake Forest in June. As for the remainder of the summer, Georgia’s “Dog Night” is the only trip he plans on taking.

Chris Kapilovic is recruiting Banks for UNC. Banks also communicates with Larry Fedora and Gunter Brewer, UNC’s wide receivers coach.

“They just tell me that they want me,” Banks said.

Although others see him as a cornerback, UNC is recruiting Banks to play wide receiver, the only position he has started at for Sandy Creek.

“I think I can be a great receiver in their offense, because they like to pass,” Banks said.

Banks says he doesn’t have a preference between wide receiver and cornerback. But he believes he’s better suited for cornerback, even though he has primarily played receiver for Sandy Creek.

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