Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is looking for another running back in the Class of 2018 and might be zeroing in on one.
Cordova, Tenn., product Jeremy Banks received an in-home visit from Pruitt, running back coach Robert Gillespie and offensive line coach Will Friend Tuesday night.
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Banks rushed for 1,941 yards and 32 touchdowns this season. He piled up the stats for an 8-3 Cordova team.
The previous staff never offered Banks, so there is ground to make up. Pruitt extended an offer to Banks on Saturday. The current staff is behind but trying to make up ground quickly.
Banks has picked up interest over the past few months. He has taken official visits to Nebraska, Wyoming, UCLA and Iowa State so far. Knoxville this weekend will be his final official visit.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound back rates as a 3-star and ranks as the No. 17 prospect in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Banks played for the same high school as offensive line target Jerome Carvin. There’s no indication the pair want to be a package deal. They are friends, though, and have enjoyed playing with each other on the high school level.
Tennessee has one running back commit this cycle in Anthony Grant.
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