Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic offensive lineman Khris Banks considers himself “close” to a commitment but any decision he makes comes on his time and no one else's.
Banks, who unofficially visited Rutgers all day Monday, said Rutgers, Temple and Boston College feel like the most comfortable future homes. Instead of leaders or multiple commitments, Banks wants to be positive before a verbal pledge.
“I'm starting to feel the pressure from schools and it's tough,” Banks said. “You want to make the right decision and not make a bad decision too early. Once you sign that paper on the dotted line, that's your life for the next four or five years. I want to make sure it's right. I'm not making a decision based on what other people think.”
Banks spent Monday afternoon at Rutgers. Rutgers verbally offered Banks after he dominated a camp under the eyes of offensive line coach AJ Blazek. Banks visited for the first time since his offer Monday for a look behind the scenes.
“It was a great visit,” he said. “I got to catch up with all of the coaches. Coach (Chris) Ash and coach Blazek were great. I got to be around the players. I enjoyed seeing the academics and the business school. As a whole, it was great. I couldn't ask for anything more.”
Rutgers and Banks have been close since the end of his sophomore season, but a recent offer changed things.
“It's different now,” Banks said. “I feel like we have to build a better relationship than we already had. It was already strong but we're building a better bond and getting closer together as a unit. They're telling me that I have good footwork. I could play either side of the ball and do whatever helps the team to get a win. I'm all for it. I'm just enjoying the ride.”