Ivy Looks for Banks

San Antonio (Texas) Alamo Heights quarterback Dalton Banks, who holds an offer from UTSA, is hearing from Ivy League programs. He talks the latest in recruiting, season preparation, and more...

He picked up his first offer from UTSA earlier this year, but more interest continues to trickle in for San Antonio (Texas) Alamo Heights quarterback Dalton Banks.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound signal-caller has been hearing from Ivy League programs, including Harvard, Rice, and Yale.

"I'm still talking with Harvard a lot. They are still number one in terms of schools showing interest. I talk with their coach about twice a week now. That's looking pretty good, and I've been talking with Yale and Rice, too. I'm also still in touch with UTSA.," he said.

Banks kept busy over the summer, attending college camps and leading his team to the state 7-on-7 tournament, but the quarterback is now looking at the task ahead.

"Summer went pretty well; after 7-on-7, I was focused on our strength and conditioning program. I worked on weight lifting and I started throwing with our receivers and working with our quarterback coaches.

"Right now, I'm just focusing on preparing for the season. I just want to go a couple of weeks and see how things go," he said.

Banks threw for 3,286 yards and rushed for an additional 346 yards for a total 29 touchdowns during his junior season. As he prepares for kickoff this weekend, the athlete says he's ready to lead his team one last season.

"I'm still talking with Harvard a lot, and I've been talking with Rice and Yale, too. I'm also still in touch with UTSA."

"I think I've seen the most growth in my decision making on the field. I'm smarter with the ball and I'm able to pick apart defenses more easily. I've also been working on my feet and my speed as well as throwing on the run so I can become more of a dual-threat kind of guy. I want to succeed in both dimensions," he said.

As for the team as a whole, Banks is confident that the Mules will once again find success after going 10-4 in 2013.

"We lost some players, but we have great new guys stepping up. I feel like our offense is looking strong and our passing game feels strong. We have a lot of returners on our defense, so we are really excited," he said.

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