Friday, August 8, 2008
E.J. Banks Becomes 14th Verbal
By Mark Allen
Domer Sports Report
Notre Dame opened it's 2008 preseason practices on Friday, August 8th. But, Charlie Weis, who wants to "dive right in" this season, has been diving in as far as recruiting. On Friday, Weis and Notre Dame received it's 14th verbal of the recruiting season.
The 14th verbal for Notre Dame is E.J. Banks out of McKees Rocks, PA. Banks, 6-0, 175 pounds is a cornerback. He is also a blazer. He runs a 4.5 forty.
Banks chose the Irish over an impressive list of football schools. They included Ohio State, West Virginia, Tennesee, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Florida State and Virginia Tech, among others.
Banks was a two-way player at Montour high in Pennsylvania. He was a defensive back as well as a quarterback. As a defensive back, Banks, recorded 52 tackles, intercepted 3 passes and broke up another 10. On the offensive side, Banks rushed for 920 yards. He also threw for 1,235 and 6 touchdowns.
Rivals.com has Banks listed as a 3-star recruit. He is currently the 42nd ranked athlete. He is also the Pennsylvania preseason top 40 #13 ranked recruit.
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