Banks makes return trip to East Lansing

Harvey (Ill.) Thornton Township cornerback Jalen Banks visited Michigan State earlier in the process when the Spartans had a junior day. On Saturday, the three-star prospect was back in East Lansing for Michigan State's spring game.
"I got a tour of the campus and got a chance to see how things work up there," Banks said. "I got to see how they operate, and get some one-on-one time with Coach [Mark] Dantonio. He's a good person, real straightforward and gives you a fair chance. He shows no favoritism and is going to tell you how it is."
The return trip to East Lansing also gave Banks the opportunity to cement his relationships with the assistant coaches on Michigan State's staff, as well as meet several of the Spartan players.
"I definitely met some bright personalities up there and I've grown pretty comfortable with Coach [Dan] Roushar and I love Coach [Harlon] Barnett," Banks said. "As far as on the field goes, they are recruiting me as a corner and they play my type of game. The corners play a lot of bump and run, and that's one of my strengths."
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Banks holds a host of offers and is not close to making his college decision, but Michigan State has established itself in his recruitment.
"I haven't put rankings together yet, but I know when I narrow things down they are going to be there," Banks said. "They are a great school, good football team and good academics. I am definitely considering them."
Saturday's trip to Michigan State is the last campus visit his schedule will allow him to take until the summer.
"During May I am just going to relax. I run track, so every weekend in May I have a meet," he said. "After that I am going to go to a few camps and hopefully make it down to Vanderbilt."
Banks currently lists 13 scholarship offers. In recent weeks he has seen coaches from Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Illinois, Minnesota and Boston College through his school.