The Florida Gators have been all over the country visiting prospects this week and on Wednesday that found them in the state of Texas.
Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren visited defensive back Marcus Banks (6-0, 170, Houston, TX. Dekaney) and it was a good first meeting between the two of them.
“Coach Warren came by yesterday [Wednesday],” Banks said. “It went well, that was my first time meeting him in person, he was a cool guy, real good guy to be around. I could tell he was real technical in his coaching and that’s one thing I look for and I like about him. I could tell he really cares about his players.”
While visiting Banks on Wednesday, Warren explained to him how he would fit into the Gators defense if he chooses Florida for college.
“He says I’ll fit in with them by playing boundary corner for them,” he said on where Warren sees him playing. “He says they’re going to be running a lot of press man, in your face type of coverage. They’re going to leave me out there on an island, shutting down one side of the ball.”
Banks hasn’t visited Gainesville before but he says Florida’s rich history at his position is what has him interested in the Gators.
“Just their tradition with all of their defensive backs, they can be argued as one of the DBU’s,” Banks said on why he’s interested in Florida. “I’ve always been interested in Florida and also they’ve been recruiting me real hard. I’ve always had a good feeling about them and the defense they run.”
Next up for Banks will be a trip to Gainesville in a week but first he has his fourth official visit this weekend.
“I’m visiting next weekend,” he said on when he’s going to visit Florida. “I’ve visited LSU, Texas A&M and Alabama. I’m visiting Florida State this weekend.”
When Banks and his mother get to Gainesville he knows exactly what he’s looking to see including getting around head coach Dan Mullen more.
“Just getting around the coaches, getting to know Coach Mullen some more,” he said on what he wants to see when he gets to Gainesville. “Getting to know the strength coach and getting around campus and seeing everything. Just getting a feel of the whole atmosphere.”
Soon after Banks’ leaves Gainesville it will be time for him to make a decision as he looks to be an early signing guy.
“I’m not going to early enroll,” Banks said. “Yeah, I’m most likely going to sign in December.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Banks admits that his recruitment is open while many believe that Texas A&M holds a slight advantage for the once LSU commit.