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HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La. • four-year letterwinner helped lead the Griffins to a 8-4 record as a senior • recorded 55 tackles and five tackles-for-loss • recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown • named First Team All-State by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association • tabbed an Louisiana All-State honorable mention and was District 5-5A Defensive MVP • earned First Team District 5-5A honors as a junior • coached by Benny Saia • also lettered in football and track • ranked as a consensus three star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports • Scout ranked him as the No. 9 cornerback in Louisiana • 247Sports listed him as the No. 56 recruit in Louisiana while Rivals had him at No. 44 and ESPN at No. 57 • ESPN ranked him as the No. 89 cornerback in his class.
PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1997 • son of Jerry Banks and Karlyn Durr • has four sisters (Jeralyn, LaKendra, Shyniqua, and Jerah). e Moe, lettered for the Gophers in the 1980s.
Elite Access: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.