VUNSD2012 Brandon
Defensive Back
5'10 | 170


Gwynn Park HS | Brandywine, Md.
Head Coach: Danny Hayes
Selected Vanderbilt over Michigan State, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Maryland among others
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Photo Credit: Charles Griffin Photography
HIGH SCHOOL   Three-year starter for 2A Maryland school located southeast of Washington D.C. ... Two-way starter (DB and WR) for last two years... As senior DB, registered eight interceptions and 45 tackles, helping Gwynn Park to 8-3 mark and 2A state playoffs... Had 30 catches for 762 yards and seven TDs as senior WR... Named First Team All-State as senior... Played in postseason Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Game... Also produced as junior WR/DB, catching eight TDs among 33 receptions and registering seven INTs on defense... As track sprinter, ran leg on 4x400-meter relay that captured state meet.

PERSONAL  Brandon Eric Banks... Son of Maurice and Wendy Banks... Born Feb. 26, 1994... Has three older siblings: two older brothers, Maurice IV and Andrew; sister, Brandi... Family has strong football roots: dad played collegiately and is long-time prep coach in Washington area, oldest brother played in NFL Europe and Arena Football, second brother just concluded playing career at Middle Tennessee.

GWYNN PARK HEAD COACH DANNY HAYES  "Brandon is a great kid, a fun young man to be around and have in your program. And he is a very instinctive player on the football field.

"He was a big-play guy for us, both as a cornerback and receiver. He just made a lot of plays. He was a lock-down corner for us with 4.4 speed.

"Brandon needs to get in the weight room to get bigger and stronger. Once Brandon focuses in that area, he's going to be a really good one."

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