San Joaquin Delta DT is one to watch

Four-year schools are already flocking to see what San Joaquin Delta DT Josh Banks (6-3, 270) brings to the table. This spring several programs have talked to him about offers and got the lowdown on that subject and he also filled us in on where most schools see him playing at the next level...

Banks prepped at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California and eventually wound up going the JC route after determining he couldn't qualify to get a scholarship from Nevada.

"I took a year off basically hoping to take some classes so I could qualify (at Nevada)," Banks told "I started to look around when I figured out I wasn't going to be able to do it and then figured since Delta was close to home and it was more convenient, it was the right choice for me."

As a freshman last fall, playing the three-technique, Banks managed to post 24 tackles including seven tackles-for-loss and as named First Team All-Conference as well as All-State.

"I play the three and I like rushing the quarterbacks, but I think I'm pretty balanced," Banks said.

Recruiting buzz has started for Banks this spring with schools from all over flocking to the Mustangs' practices to get a look.

"Nevada is still recruiting me and Iowa State, Washington State, San Jose State and Oregon State are all recruiting me too," Banks said. "Iowa State told me they wanted to get my film and then they thought they'd probably offer me, but right now I don't really know of any offers yet."

Banks said every school recruiting him wants him at defensive end and he is fine with playing that at the next level.

He will finish up his AA degree in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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