Aaron Banks (Student Sports)

4-star OL Aaron Banks Talks Visits

Sept. 16 -- El Cerrito (Calif.) offensive lineman Aaron Banks recapped his first official visit and talks future visits...

El Cerrito (Calif.) offensive lineman Aaron Banks took his first official visit over the weekend, checking out Oregon.

It was a return trip for Banks but it still was a good time in Eugene for the four-star.

"I'd been to Oregon before but it was still an amazing trip there, the second time over," said Banks.

Banks said the previous trip showed him the facilities but getting to see them up close on the official wowed him a little more.

"Their facilities are really nice," said Banks.  "Their stuff is constantly evolving."


Banks met with head coach Mark Helfrich and offensive line coach Steve Greatwood on the visit, while recruiting operations director Jackson Rice spent time with him during the game.

"The coaches were pretty busy during the game so Jackson (Rice), who punted there a few years ago, spent a lot of time with me," said Banks.  "My host was offensive lineman Sam (Poutasi)."

Banks will hit the road again this coming weekend when he heads out to South Bend.

"I'm going to Notre Dame this weekend coming up when they play Michigan State," said Banks.

After that visit, Banks said he'll determine which schools will get his last three visits.

"I'm in the process of setting another visit up when I confirm it with that coach," said Banks.  "I want to take all five of them."

He visited Arizona State and Michigan in late summer, sandwiching Notre Dame in between.

And Banks is also planning to visit UCLA and USC, though whether they will be for officials or unofficials remains to be seen.

"I know want to get back down there to L.A.," said Banks.  "I may do officials there, but I also may just do unofficials to UCLA and USC."

Banks also has a plan if he gets all five of his visits done before the end of November.

"If I finish taking them before November, I'll probably commit before December," said Banks.

El Cerrito has a bye this weekend, and returns to action on 9/23 against Castro Valley (Calif.).


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