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Banks being patient

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Culver City (Calif.) quarterback Darius Banks is having another big season and is as good a pure passer as there is in the state this year. He's still showing a lot of patience in the recruiting game and has yet to schedule any of his visits although he knows where a couple will be.
Banks, 6-2, 185 pounds had a monster junior season earning all-state honors after throwing for 4,115 yards and 51 touchdowns. Over the spring and summer, Banks missed all the NIKE Camps and Elite 11 workouts due to various injuries and his stock dropped somewhat as a result.
Banks is having another big year this year and has led the Centaurs to a 5-0 record. The signal caller has thrown for 1,349 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for another 231 yards and six more scores.
"We're playing pretty well and I'm happy with the season," Banks said. "We're winning and that's always the most important thing."
On the recruiting front, a few schools are standing out for the signal caller.
"I still have the same five offers I've had since the summer," Banks said. "Oregon, Toledo, San Jose State, Kansas State and UNLV. A lot of schools are still waiting on academics for me and I think once I pass the SAT, I should have a few more offers.
"Of the schools that have offered, Kansas State is probably recruiting me the hardest and I like them a lot. I definitely want to take a visit there. I like the coaches and the offense and I think I would fit in pretty well there.
"Oregon is cool too and they have a great offense that is similar to what we do here. I haven't heard as much from them recently though. Fresno State is another school I like a lot that I want to visit. They have a great coaching staff and they're recruiting me very hard, just as hard as anyone even though they haven't offered.
"I know I want to take my trips before I commit anywhere. Right now, I'm enjoying our season and focusing on academics. I think the recruiting stuff will take care of itself down the road."
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