February 1, 2009

Banks back from Starkville

There was never any question where East Webster standout Johnthan Banks was headed to college.

But after taking his one and only visit to Mississippi State this weekend, Banks feels better than ever about his choice.

"I knew that I had made the right decision because as soon as I got there everybody was real nice," Banks said. "That might all chance once I get there but everything was all good now. I just loved the place. Everything was new and looked like it was up-to-date."

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver committed to Mississippi State back in April and has been solid in his decision ever since.

Banks has been to the Starkville campus many times living in nearby Maben and said going to the basketball game on Saturday was one of his favorite experiences from the visit.

"That was great," Banks said. "I haven't even done anything like that in my life. That made me feel good but I wish our team would've won."

Banks was hosted this weekend by and was introduced to several other players.

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