Tuesday, January 22, 2013
BGSU picks up 22nd commitment in class
By Chantel Jennings
Bowling Green picked up its 22nd commit in the 2013 class on Tuesday in a school visit as it heads into its final weeks before signing day.
Safety Aaron Banks (Chicago/Simeon) met with BGSU defensive coordinator Mike Elko at his high school Tuesday, and following the meeting Banks committed to the Falcons.
The commitment comes on the tails of an interesting few months which involved an odd football injury, an ACL surgery, dropped offers and tough rehab.
“He’s working every day to get his knee back strong,” Simeon secondary coach Dennis Butler said. “He knows it’s a slow process and through hard work, which he doesn’t mind, he will get his knee back to 100 percent.”
The 6-foot-3, 200 pound prospect has been in rehab since December and seems to be ahead of schedule, Butler said.
Butler said the Falcons hope to play Banks on the hash and in the box. Yhsy intrigued Banks, who believes having the ability to play free safety and outside linebacker will increase his opportunity to play.
“I feel like Bowling Green did a great job recruiting him,” Butler said. “They made him know they wanted him. … He seems to be very excited. I’m happy for him. A young man like Aaron deserves an opportunity to play major college football.”