Banks Holds Two Offers

Josh Banks

Middle Creek High School defensive lineman Josh Banks earned an early offer from Wake Forest. Since then, Banks has added one more offer and continues to hear from schools around the region. Banks spoke with DeaconSports regarding his recruitment.

Apex (NC) native Josh Banks hasn't always been a football player but he has always been a good athlete. "I really started playing [football] when I was 11 or 12," Banks told DeaconSports. "I played basketball until then. That was my first love until middle school and I played football and that was that."

Banks, who started at middle linebacker in middle school, has transitioned to the defensive line in high school. "At the high school, my coach asked me if I wanted to be a defensive lineman or linebacker and I didn't really think about it, I chose one on the top of my head and I picked defensive line."

At the next level, the 6'4, 250 pound prospect will likely remain at defensive line though some schools are discussing linebacker. "We'll see," Banks said. It depends some with growth, so some say linebacker and some say on the DL. They say I have the speed to play linebacker and quickness too."

As for his recruitment, things are going well for Banks. "It is going pretty good," he said. "I'm getting word from a few schools and keeping options open. I'm trying to find the aspects of schools that fit me as a person. I'm seeing some schools and things like that. I'm just waiting."

Wake Forest offered Banks several months ago. Since then, he has added one more offer. "I have an offer from Western Michigan, that was about a month ago," he said. "Florida, Maryland, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina State, [North] Carolina. I hear from them."

Banks has visited Wake Forest several times and has been impressed with the University. "I like Wake a whole lot," he said. "They're a family off the bat. The coaches are good and the players are real cool."

He notes that he does not have a favorite at this point in the process and plans to keep the process open through the summer. When the time comes, he has specific items he is looking for in a school.

"Of course academics but it also has to feel like a home to me," he said. "I want to feel it will be somewhere I can fit in and be a family with my teammates. I want to improve myself as a player, person, and as a man."

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