2022 three-star athlete Tyler Banks received his first Big Ten offer over the weekend, courtesy of Michigan linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary.
“Humbled,” Banks told Maize n Brew how he felt after getting the offer from U-M.
247Sports has him listed at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, but he has himself listed on his Twitter account at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds.
Regardless of what his measurables are, he hails from Crewe, Virginia, and plays on both sides of the ball at Nottoway High School. The Wolverines are recruiting him on defense; Banks assumes he is being recruited by Jean-Mary to play linebacker.
Banks isn’t sure when he’d be able to do so, but he is interested in visiting Ann Arbor and seeing what the university has to offer.
“Of course, (I) wouldn’t hesitate,” he said.
He holds other offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Boston College, Old Dominion and Buffalo. As far as I can tell from his Twitter account, he has also received interest from North Carolina, Duke, Coastal Carolina and Akron.
Banks is the No. 722 overall player on 247Sports’ composite. There is one crystal ball prediction in for Virginia Tech. His cousin, Rayshard Ashby, was a senior this year at Virginia Tech, so that will definitely be a school to watch in his recruitment moving forward.
I normally put highlight reels at the end of these articles. However, his highlights from the 2019 season are only on offense, and the only recent video on his Hudl is a video where no one is playing in pads. If I am able to find any clips of him playing defense, I will update you all. Instead, I will leave you with an interview he conducted with the Elite 11 Camp last month, where he also details his motivating factors and other little tidbits.