Trip Report - Josh Banks

Washington's coaches will hit the recruiting road starting tomorrow as they try to wrap up the 2012 recruiting class, but before they leave town they have to finish up with the 10 visitors who were on campus this week and one such player was San Joaquin Delta DT Josh Banks and he spoke with Dawgman.com shortly after heading home from Seattle...

"It was a good visit," Banks told Dawgman.com. "I had a good time just seeing the city and the excitement of the stadium.

"I really liked everyone that was there and the coaches were really hyped up. It was the Apple Cup so it was their rivalry game and that made the intensity really pick up."

Banks said that there wasn't one thing that stuck out, but that he enjoyed every aspect of the visit.

"It was all great really," Banks said. "There really isn't one aspect I can single out that made me like it any more than the other. I just enjoyed it all."

Banks said the Husky staff has let him know they like him along the interior of the defensive line and that suits him just fine.

"I love to play inside because that's what I've been doing my whole life," Banks said. "They like how explosive I am and that I can rush the quarterback."

Banks prefers to let his coaches handle his recruiting, so he was unsure how many offers he has, but "I have a few" was what he told Dawgman.com.

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Banks does have an offer from Oregon State and plans to visit there next week.

Banks is on pace to graduate in December and he hopes to sign with a school before the end of the year, but he also noted he wants to take his remaining four visits before he decides where to continue his college football career.

"I might need to wait until January to sign since I want to take all of my visits," Banks said. "I won't decide until it feels right and I take all of my officials (visits)."

As a freshman in 2010, Banks received All-Conference honors posting 24 tackles while seeing spot duty.

This season, Banks was a terror for the Mustangs, finishing with 32 tackles, 15.5 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries and received Unanimous First Team All-Conference honors and was named the Defensive MVP of the Valley Conference.

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