Banks Would Like To Get Back To ND

E.J. Banks is going to have to wait until June to come back.

No big deal.

On Monday, E.J. Banks called Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown to see if it was alright for him to visit the campus again this coming weekend. The 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back from McKees Rocks, Pa. was hoping to come in with his parents and little sister, to check out the campus for the second time.

Brown told Banks that nobody would be around until June, because of summer break.

Banks and his family visited South Bend for the first time for the Irish's spring game.

"I'm trying to meet with the players and talk with the coaches, and talk with them without other recruits being there," Banks explained, adding they will try and reschedule for next month. The first time Banks visited, there were plenty of other recruits in attendance.

Banks is currently sporting over 30 scholarship offers.

"My top probably right now would have to be Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Georgia, that's a definite top three," Banks said. "There are some other schools out there for the four and five spots."

Banks is also sporting offers from the likes of Florida State, Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, West Virginia and Pittsburgh. During this current recruiting evaluation period, he can't turn around without seeing another college logo at his school.

"Everybody is taking their visits and everyone is coming in with a hard pitch," Banks said. "There is a bunch of schools I haven't really gotten to talk to yet. All the schools I've visited have a big advantage. They're trying to sell what they've got.

"I'm going to be narrowing things down real soon. I'm going to try and go out this summer and get a run through on schools. Then I'm going to wait for my officials and commit after that.

"All the down south schools like Florida and all of them, I really want to visit. I'm not really interested in them like Ohio State and Notre Dame because I haven't been there yet. I'm going to try and get down there and see what's going on down there."

In helping lead Montour High to the AAA WPIAL District Final, Banks played quarterback and completed 80-of-134 passes for 1,235 yards. He also gained 878 yards on 167 rushing attempts, with nine touchdowns passing and eight rushing.

On the other side of the ball, Banks used his 4.5 speed to make 52 tackles, intercept three passes, break up 10 more and recover a fumble. Notre Dame envisions Banks in its secondary, but isn't sure yet if that's at safety or cornerback.

Notre Dame has already visited Montour High twice, and Banks checks in with Brown at least once a week by phone.

"I just like coach Corwin for my position," Banks said. "I like how he teaches, and his scheme and things. I like how he coaches, his coaching style.

"It's a school with great academics."

And a school Banks wants to see again soon. Top Stories