2017 El Cerrito (Ca.) OL Aaron Banks talks recruiting and when he plans to make the trek north to Seattle

2017 El Cerrito (Ca.) OL Aaron Banks is one of the top guard prospects in the nation and he is working out plans to visit Seattle in the next five weeks...


Banks currently holds offers from 28 schools and he said Washington is one of the programs sticking out to him.

"Coach (Chris) Strausser was down here a couple of weeks ago and 'KB' (Keith Bhonapha) also came down at one point," Banks told Dawgman.com. "They said they were excited to get me up there for a visit and I'm planning one at the end of June, but I haven't figured out the dates yet.

"I know Camilo (Eifler) pretty well and I played against Ben Burr-Kirven as a freshman, so I know a couple of guys there and I'm really looking forward to seeing the school and the facilities for myself because I've heard a lot of good things about it, but I've never been up there before."

Other schools that have stuck out for Banks include MichiganCalifornia and Nebraska.

"Michigan has been talking to me a lot lately and I really like the staff there," Banks noted. "Coach (Brandon) Jones from Cal has been talking to me quite a bit too and the Nebraska fans on Twitter, man those people are really into it and they tweet at me all the time."

This spring, Banks has made trips to see AlabamaUSCUCLA, Cal, Oregon Ducks and Oregon.

"The schools are kinda split on where they see me," Banks said. "Some see me as a guard and some see me as a tackle.

"Honestly, it really doesn't matter to me. I feel like I can be successful no matter where I play so it's really more about finding the right place to play and how my relationship is with the coaches.

As far as when he'd like to make a decision, Banks wants to narrow things down twice over the summer, take his official visits and then make his decision.

"I don't have a set date or anything, but I want to take my official visits and that will make my decision probably after my senior season," Banks said. "I want to narrow things down to a top 10 or top 15 by the early part of July and then, before my season starts, I'd like to get it down to seven or eight schools and then I'll start setting up my official visits."

Banks is rated by Scout.com as the fifth-best guard in the country and he's ranked as the 124th prospect regardless of the position. 

Dawgman.com will have more on Banks in the coming weeks and months and we will update news on him as it happens.


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