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#54 Caleb Banks

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-7/265

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: Southfield, MI

Twitter: @Cbanks22_

Thoughts: The Cards got a very late pick up in last years class in the form of Caleb Banks, a previous Arizona State commit who realized Big Herm Edwards was cooking up some burnt meat with that Sun Devil pitchfork and breaking rules like he was “cheating. to. win. the. game.” Sorry, Herm. Your flame is our gain.

Caleb stands at 6-7 but when you watch him play he is a pretty lean 6-7 for a guy on the line. He joined the Cards sitting at 265 but when we see a roster update (hopefully here soon) I would expect him to jump up a touch and a year from now he may be much closer to 300 than 250.

Caleb played both sides of the ball in high school but really wanted to stay on defense during college. He appears to be versatile enough to go either way but I doubt that we go full-Petrino (all players are offensive until I say they’re not) with Banks, in fact he may have a shot to move from the edge to the inside and take a crack at NT in the future. Caleb had a shortened 2020 and that may have worked out well for Louisville as he appears to be a really solid get that may have been under the radar. Cards fought off Arizona State, Michigan, Tennessee, Boston College and others for Mr. Banks services who arrived on campus back in May. I’m not sure with the talent up front this year if Banks cracks the rotation in year one but he’s someone I would keep an eye on next year as they lose a couple bodies in the trenches after 2021, and he could have the option of landing in a couple different spots..

Sweet Tweet:

A commitment on Halloween night is 100% the go-to in that situation. If it was me releasing a commitment video I’m going full costume, middle of the night, just out there in the leaves spearing kids who are out trick or treating, we see orange buckets of candy flying through the night sky, kids crying, parents covering their eyes…..and then, with candy littered around my feet and young children laying lifeless in the street I rip open the front of the costume like Superman to reveal the Cardinal head. Tell me that wouldn’t get you hyped up?! Of course, we can drop the disclaimer at the end…”no kids were harmed during the filming of this video, but we can’t make any promises about quarterbacks” or some nonsense. I’ll be great.