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Early Signing Period: West Virginia signs talented Western Pennsylvania athlete TJ Banks

The Pittsburgh area native will give the Mountaineers a unique threat in the passing game

TJ Banks | Twitter: @Tj_15110

Take Me Home ‘18: TJ Banks, Athlete/Tight End

Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
ATH 6'5" 260 East Allegheny H.S. (North Versailles, PA) Three-star; No. 29 ATH


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8816; No. 453 National; No. 29 ATH; No. 16 PA

247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 87; No. 551 National; No. 43 ATH; No. 17 PA

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 78; No. 19 TE; No. 88 Regional; No. 21 PA

Rivals: ★★★★; Rating: 5.8; No. 14 TE; No. 11 PA

Verbally Committed on October 18, 2017

The West Virginia coaching staff had TJ Banks as one of their top targets, because they saw immense potential in the Pittsburgh area native. Banks will play as a H-back in West Virginia’s offense, where he’ll see time in the backfield in the fullback role and at the end of the line as a tight-end in the passing game. Banks is likely to make a push for playing time in 2018, and stands a good chance at skipping the redshirt.

Banks picked West Virginia over offers from Illinois, Pittsburgh, Maryland and Syracuse.

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