Senior RB Jared Banks from Toledo Whitmer has college coaches starting to take notice. In four games, he has rushed for 576 yards on 86 carries and has scored 12 TD’s. Both total yards and touchdowns lead the Tri-Rivers Athletic Conference.
Guessin 5’10-200, he is a north/south runner who breaks tackles. On video, I like that he just keeps his feet moving to gain additional yards. Needs to improve 5th gear, and track will help him do this.
Actually, I first met him at a track meet last spring. It was early in the season and he was still feeling his way with the Whitmer athletes. You see, Jared transferred to Whitmer during the winter.
For the track season, his numbers were pretty good. He finished with 11.3/100m and 21’4 in the long jump. He also ran on the good sprint relay teams at Whitmer. For all things considered, track season finished strong for him.
Jared transferred from Monroe, Michigan last winter. Both parents, I believe, worked in Toledo. Obvious reason to move. Also, he wanted to test what a bigger program was like. Whitmer is about as big as it gets. So far, the move has worked for everyone. Humor here. One comment from an opposing coach last spring. ” We will see how he handles the better and bigger competition at Whitmer, before I get too excited.” Oh Well!
On HUDL video, I like his toughness. Really believe he is strong after contact. Like his vision. Always keeps his feet moving, like most power backs do. Needs to continue to work on hips and re-direct.
Recruiting is starting to pick up for him. Has some D2 offers and the D1 schools are starting to take notice. Much will tell on how well he handles the meat of the TRAC schedule. A healthy Riley Keller has helped open up the running game. Jared is a D1 prospect.
Jared Banks is a quiet athlete who lets his results speak for him. I wish him well.