Breaking: Georgia Tech makes final five for top 100 prospect

Georgia Tech is in the top five for one of the state’s top 100 prospects, two-way standout Korey Banks of Sandy Creek High School.

Banks is rated as a 3-star prospect, and he holds offers from 22 schools. He narrowed his list down to five on Tuesday night.

His top five schools (in no order) are Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Arizona.

Korey Banks (247sports)

Korey Banks (247sports)

The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback told the AJC on Monday why Georgia Tech is one of his leaders.

“Georgia Tech is very lovely, man. I love it,” Banks said. “I love (defensive coordinator Ted) Roof and they play Georgia every year. I definitely want to play against Georgia. First of all, Georgia Tech is a top school for academics. It’s a top school in football, they have a great coaching staff and they’re old school. You have to like that the offense is going to take 10 minutes off the clock when they have the ball. You get to rest a lot on defense,” he laughed.

“There are no downfalls with Georgia Tech.”

Banks, who also plays receiver, speaks with Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof and wide receivers coach Al Preston on a weekly basis. His relationship with them is one of the main reasons why Banks is so high on Georgia Tech.

“Coach (Preston) and coach Roof are great guys,” he said. “They’re both family guys and I like them a lot.They know a lot about the game and I feel like I can learn a lot from them.”

The Sandy Creek athlete visited Georgia Tech a few weeks ago, and expects to visit again next month.

Banks plans on making his recruiting decision on July 11, one day before the NCAA dead period ends. He’s not going to have any ceremony – just a few phone calls, he says. But he wants to make sure he tells coaches face-to-face that he is committing. That sure would be a great way for Georgia Tech coaches to celebrate the end of the dead period.

Banks is rated as the state’s No. 94 overall prospect, per the composite rankings.

Sandy Creek is the alma mater of several former Tech standouts, including NFL superstar Calvin Johnson.

  • UPDATED: Banks does not have an offer from Tech, per Rivals and 247sports


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