Heels Have 'Edge' for Banks

After leaving Duke's one-day camp a week prior with his first scholarship offer, Adam Banks attended North Carolina's individual rising senior camp this past weekend, hoping to repeat the feat and land a UNC offer.

"The camp went pretty well – I had a good camp," said Banks. "I think I did real well. I felt pretty good."

Although Banks, a 6-foot-5 225-pound defensive end from Asheville (N.C.) Reynolds, didn't leave Chapel Hill with a new offer, he definitely garnered the attention of the coaching staff, especially head coach John Bunting.

"I talked to Coach Bunting for a little bit," said Banks. "He said to just keep up the good work and that I was looking good.

"[The coaches] talked about [an offer], but wanted to figure out their numbers first. They said I was definitely good enough to play there, but they just weren't ready to offer right then."

In addition the Tar Heels' and Blue Devils' camps, Banks attended camp at Wake Forest. He has upcoming camping trips scheduled for N.C. State, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.

Banks, who plans to verbally commit before his senior football season, is looking to stay in-state.

"Pretty much, everything in [the state of] North Carolina is looking pretty good," said Banks. "It's probably between, Wake [Forest], [North] Carolina, and [N.C.] State. I just want to stay close to my family."

According to Banks, the Tar Heels do have an "edge" working in their favor. Two former teammates, Ben Johnson and Chase Rice, currently play for UNC.

"I have some friends down there," said Banks. "They love playing there. They had a lot of positive things to say about it."

During his junior season at Reynolds, Banks collected 101 tackles including 15 for a loss earning All-Conference, and All-Western North Carolina.

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