Bankhead's path takes surprising turn

KEAUNTEA BANKHEAD, a 2004 Parade All-American and former Husky signee who has said for two years he'd like to be a Cougar, finds himself in unusual academic territory with his junior college transcript. As a result, the one-time Ballard High star said Monday, he's not sure whether he's heading east or west. One way or another, though, he plans to be in uniform this fall.
January 29, 2007

Bankhead: Pointed to Pullman, hurdles remain

KEAUNTEA BANKHEAD says he hasn't formally committed, but is almost certainly headed to Washington State. The one-time Parade All-American safety from the Evergreen State who originally committed to Washington coming out of Ballard High school, further said he has some work to do before he qualifies, but that its also well within his reach.
January 10, 2007

'Key' recruiting weekend on tap for Cougs

THIS SATURDAY, Washington State hosts No. 10 ranked Cal on Homecoming Weekend and a group of top prospects from Texas, Colorado and Washington are among the known visitors who will be taking it all in. Among the Washington products is Keauntea Bankhead, one of the hardest hitting safety prospects to ever come out of the Evergreen State.
October 13, 2006

Key countdown: A Cougar-Dawg tussle?

KEAUNTEA BANKHEAD isn't playing football this season for the first time in forever, opting to finish up his AA degree and have three years of D-IA eligibility. One of the hardest hitting safety prospects to ever come out of the state of Washington, the former Parade All-American talks recruiting, Cougars and Huskies.
September 19, 2006

Bankhead: 'It's wearing on me'

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL year both on the field and in the classroom at Dixie State College in Utah, Keauntea Bankhead is back home in Seattle preparing to enroll next month at a local community college. The 6-0, 220-pound safety's plan remains the same: Enroll at WSU after he completes his associate's degree. But there's a catch. Now home and among family and friends, he's finding himself being pulled in a different direction.
May 15, 2006

Recruiting '07: It's the Pullman Plan for Key

ONE OF THE hardest hitting safety prospects to ever come out of the state of Washington, former Parade All-American Keauntea Bankhead recently wrapped up a stellar first year at Dixie State in St. George, Utah. He started every game, earning first-team all-league honors. However, a change of venue -- along with an extra year at the D-I level -- looks to be in the cards as the 6-0, 220-pounder has come up with a plan. You might call it, the Pullman Plan.
February 2, 2006

WSU ground game draws attention of Diederichs

WITH ONE FINAL bowl game on tap this weekend before capping his junior college career, the focus for running back J.T. Diederichs now begins to shift to the next level. Travel plans to the university that signed him out of high school, Washington State, are set for Dec. 10. An All-American last season at Dixie State in St. George, Utah, Diederichs has taken note of WSU's success on the ground this season plus the fact three offensive line starters are back in 2006.
November 30, 2005