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Coach Spotlight: Brandon Banks

Coach Spotlight: Brandon Banks

James Franklin's connection to the Old Line State is already paying early dividends at Vanderbilt. He secured a commitment in August from Brandon Banks, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback out of Gwynn Park High School in Bradywine, MD. This is the third Banks brother coached by Danny Hayes and quite possibly the best.

"Brandon plays smart on the field with a high football I.Q.," said Hayes. "He's an excellent man-to-man guy. He's a real lockdown corner who we put on the other team's best receiver. He'll blanket the wideout from start to finish and basically take him out of the game as a non-factor." Banks older brother, Maurice, was also a defensive back. He went on to play college football at...

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