Culver City (Calif.) quarterback Darius Banks saw his season come to a disappointing end this past weekend when the Centaurs suffered a disappointing 32-26 double overtime loss to St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs. With his season now over, the one positive is Banks will now be able to turn his focus to his recruitment.
Culver City was 11-0 heading in to the CIF quarterfinal game last weekend when they were upset by St. Paul.
"I really feel like we got robbed by the refs in this game," Banks said. "Our kicker was suspended before the game so I had to do all the kicking. In the first overtime, we needed a field goal to win it and I hit it through but the refs said it was no good.
"Everyone there including the other team knew it was good. We were all celebrating and then the refs said it was no good. I hit it so high that I guess they couldn't tell if it went through but it did. Our coaches were going nuts and then we ended up losing in the next overtime."
On the recruiting front, Banks said three schools stand out to him at this point.
"I really like Fresno State, Kansas State and Oregon," Banks said. "All but Fresno State have offered and I'm also hearing from Kansas, Arizona, Arizona State and Minnesota.
"Fresno State hasn't offered yet, they're waiting on my transcripts but I know they want me to visit. I want to set visits with Fresno State, Kansas State and Oregon for January. I don't know if I'll take any December visits because I have a lot going on that month so hopefully January is when I can set them up.
"I wouldn't mind taking all five visits but if I know where I want to go after those three, I'll go ahead and make my decision."
Banks had another huge season throwing for 2,789 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushing for 485 yards and 13 more scores.