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Jalen Banks Shows Strong Interest In Illini

The state of Illinois does not always produce a large number of defensive backs. The good ones are recruited nationally, making recruitment to their home state school problematic. But Thornton defensive back Jalen Banks has a strong interest in the Fighting Illini, in part because of their top-rated Engineering school.

Jalen Banks is racking up numerous college offers. The defensive back can choose from Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt, among others, and he will undoubtedly receive much more attention before he chooses his college destination. The Illini are making a strong push for his services. Banks visited for a February Junior Day and hopes to be back for another one this Sunday...

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