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West Virginia Football Recruiting: Four-star athlete TJ Banks commits to the Mountaineers

The versatile athlete announced his commitment to the Mountaineers this evening, and expects to play as a tight end

TJ Banks | Twitter: @Tj_15110

The West Virginia Mountaineers just pulled another big time player out of Western Pennsylvania with the commitment of East Allegheny standout TJ Banks. Banks announced his commitment to the Mountaineers via Twitter this evening. Banks is listed as an athlete/defensive end according to 247Sports, but expects to play as a tight end in Dana Holgorsen’s offense.


Brian Dohn, CBS Interactive/Scout/247Sports National Recruiting Analyst

Banks is athletic and tough to block for tackles at the high school level because of his speed, and ability to dip his shoulder and get around the edge. He is quick and fast, and he is able to break down and make a tackle quickly. He has good body control and he runs well.


Height: 6’ 5’’

Weight: 245 lbs.

Power 5 Offers - Illinois, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Syracuse

Big 4 Ratings:

  • 247Sports - 3* (87 rating)
  • Rivals - 4* (5.8 rating)
  • ESPN - N/A