PERSONAL Ladarius Bernard Banks... "LB"... Son of Eddie and Tiffany Banks... Dad is entrepreneur; mom is nursing director... Has two younger siblings: a sister, Ladajah; and brother, Dallas... Enjoys public speaking... Eventually wants to pursue law career.
EAST PAULDING HEAD COACH JOHN REID "LB played nose for us in a 3-4 defense, consistently faced double teams, never complained, and never wanted to come out. The main objective for most of the offenses we faced was to try to deal with him.
"LB is just a tremendous young man. We named him captain as a junior and I've never done that before. If our teachers were to vote on their favorite kid at the school, they'd vote for Ladarius. They absolutely love the kid."
"LB has a great first step and excellent quickness for his size, and is a really tenacious football player. He's going to have that SEC defensive tackle look. He'll carry 290 pounds with a big lower body, and be able to move."