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Brant Banks

6-7, 265, DE

Houston (Texas) Westbury Christian School

247Sports composite: 3 stars

Rivals: 3 stars

ESPN: 3 stars

Other key offers: Baylor, Missouri

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How he got here: Banks officially visited Nebraska for the Akron game, then spent the next three-plus months weighing his options and visiting schools like Baylor and Missouri. One factor that set the Huskers apart was that coaches recruited him as a defensive end while just about every other program and recruiting service pegged his as an offensive tackle. Banks isn’t sure how Nebraska found him, but NU was among his early suitors after he sat out his sophomore season due to a late transfer. He wrapped up his senior year with 45 tackles (four sacks), nine quarterback hurries and five pass deflections. He’ll enroll in classes in January.

Our take: He had options to play on either side of the ball in college, which speaks to his versatility. Also an accomplished basketball player, Banks has the footwork and quickness to be a good offensive tackle at the next level. But his passion is defense, where he can unleash a relentless motor and physicality at the line. Banks is a project that — given time to learn his position and grow into his frame — could pay off significantly in a few years. His academic history and character references back the idea that he will be an asset to the program in one way or another.

They said it: “He’s so raw. I think whatever he shows up to do, the strength and conditioning coach and a good staff is going to say, ‘Hey, we got all kinds of options with this guy.’ ” — Westbury coach Mark Krimm