Friday, October 11, 2013

Kevin Banks form Toledo Scott

       Years ago, while watching campers the Michigan Football Camp, I met Toledo Scott player, Willis Barringer, a solid defensive back/wide receiver. "Over the top" sometimes with craziness,  he ran okay, but played hard. Liked him, but only Michigan really liked him. Played his college at the University of Michigan.  Last night, I watched another Toledo Scott player, junior Kevin Banks. Like Barringer before, there is something I like about Kevin Banks.
       Listed 6'1-185, he plays RB, Slot, LB, and could be a DB. Runs well. Good hips. Like his finishing burst. Durable. Probably a 4.6 guy every time. Plays fast. Last night he had a 51 yard run. Tough-turned a 2 yard gain into in to an 8 yard gain. Good open field tackler. Like his leadership on a team that is not winning. While I watched him dance to pregame music, I was a little concerned about attitude. But when the whistle blew, he was all football. Actually made some big plays on both sides of the ball.
      I have not seen every 2015 guy in the Toledo area this fall, but Kevin has to be listed among the best. Needs to continue to get faster, but he can. Competes hard and can find his way thru junk to make plays. Sneaky quick and fast Actually see him as a defensive back on the college level. Long, with a LB mentality. Plays with a lot of emotion.
     Need to see video, but if he keeps focused and works hard in the off season, he should be one of the top rated DB's in the Ohio Class of 2015. Liked Willis Barringer when he came out of Toledo Scott. Really believe Kevin Banks could be as good, or even a little better. Sorry, old friend Willis.

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