On paper, next season’s edition of the Mullen Mustangs looks to be one of the most talented teams in state. Key to their potential success will be the play of a very talented defensive backfield highlighting multiple players with Power 5 offers. Anchoring the group will be 2017 safety Isiahia Banks. Last season Banks had 92 tackles and two interceptions.
Banks has a busy offseason planned traveling with his 7 on 7 team, hitting The Opening on May 14th I in Chicago and scheduling and making college visits. The strong safety, looking at his game, says he needs to, “continue working on my coverage skills because I demonstrated I can tackle, so jamming and coverage will be key.”
Banks, at 6-1 205 pounds, reports a forty in the 4.5 range so he is big enough to play strong safety but fast enough to play free. Regarding a college position Banks feels most schools like him as a strong safety. His frame, ability in the box, as well as coverage skills, make Banks a potential outside backer candidate.
Banks, who holds an offer from Colorado, is also hearing from Hawaii, Montana, Colorado State, Kansas and Wyoming. He is also gaining some interest from Kansas State. Banks’ offer sheet will grow, he is too big and productive to pass on. Banks has a high ceiling, film review indicates a player that can cover significant ground, but that can improve, as he becomes more comfortable making reads and diagnosing plays.