Keon Banks is the latest in a long line of stellar North Jersey running backs anxious to see just how much size really matters to college recruiters.
The 5-foot-6, 175-pound St. Mary senior continues to be a touchdown machine, scoring nine times his first two games this season. If that’s not enough of an attention-grabber, Banks also had an outstanding camp experience over the summer, earning MVP honors at the Ultimate 100 camp in Delaware.
So who’s going to be the one to recognize this good thing in a small package?
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Banks, whose family moved to Ridgefield last week. “Something I hear all the time, about size and stuff. I’ve been blessed with the height that I have, and I can’t do anything about that.”
Bryant, which recruits heavily in North Jersey, has been showing the most interest. Central Connecticut, Southern Connecticut and Division II Alderson Broaddus also have been scouting Banks.