Banks’ agent, Bruce Tollner confirmed Sunday that after flying to Kansas City for a workout with the Chiefs, Banks is expected to head to the Pacific Northwest and participate in the Seahawks’ minicamp. The minicamp starts Tuesday, and Banks’ first day taking part with the Seahawks is expected to be Wednesday.
Banks had a private workout at the Seahawks’ practice facility Thursday where he was put through a variety of drills and ran a 40-yard dash. Banks, a star linebacker in high school, measured 6-foot-2 and 239 pounds and is getting looked at as a linebacker option for the Seahawks.
Following the workout, Carroll said he wanted to bring Banks’ back for the minicamp and see him on the field. Banks initially hesitated saying he needed to speak with his agent about his other options, causing Carroll to joke that he needed to recruit Banks yet again. Banks had given a verbal commitment to play football at USC for Carroll before the accusations were made and Banks ended up in jail.
While impressed with his raw athleticism during his private workout last week, Carroll freely acknowledged that Banks is not refined to the level of an NFL linebacker and whatever expectations are placed on Banks need to reflect his lack of football schooling during the last 10 years.
Banks did say that after his release from prison, he played one season of football at Long Beach City College in 2007.
“I’m honored to have all of these people, all of these coaches from different teams give me this opportunity with not seeing me play in so long,” Banks said last week