Sandy Creek rising senior Korey Banks pledged his services to North Carolina Monday night. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Sandy Creek athlete Korey Banks, Jr. commits to North Carolina

Sandy Creek rising senior Korey Banks pledged his services to North Carolina Monday night. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Sandy Creek rising senior Korey Banks pledged his services to North Carolina Monday night. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

By Gabriel Stovall
gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com

TYRONE, Ga. — One of the Southern Crescent’s emerging football talents put an end to his college recruitment process Monday night.

Sandy Creek athlete Korey Banks took to Twitter to announce his commitment to North Carolina.

Banks, who had close to 25 Division I offers, chose the Tar Heels over the likes of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Arizona and Wisconsin. The 6-0, 170-pound corner and receiver is a consensus three-star prospect who has blip on the national recruiting radar has been steadily growing since spring ball.

Banks is the leading returning receiver from a 2014 Sandy Creek squad that finished 11-2. Banks had 34 catches for 542 receiving yards two scores last season. In addition to being a big play threat on offense, Banks will join fellow senior DB Javon Jackson to make up one of the most formidable secondaries in Class AAAA.

Banks was also a member of the state champion 4×100 Sandy Creek relay team in the 2015 Georgia Olympics. Clocked at a 4.26-second 40-yard dash, Banks is one of the state’s fastest football players.

Read more about Banks and his expectations for his senior season here.

Check out Banks’ junior season highlight reel:

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