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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Korey Banks Jr., WR, North Carolina A&T University

Korey Banks Jr. North Carolina A&T
Korey Banks Jr. the former South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver is hoping to tear up the HBCU his senior season at North Carolina A&T.
  • Name: Korey Banks Jr.
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 184
  • Position: WR/ Return Special
  • College: North Carolina A&T University
  • Twitter: @TwoDaBank

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• I would have to say Benihana.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When watching film I try to learn the characteristics of coordinators and players. For example, I would go watch all the 1&10 calls,  2 & long, 2& medium or short and so on. I then would put myself in certain situations and play calls that we would run just to visualize where guys will be. Finally, I study my opponents man to man habits, zone habits, and  figure out his weakness and I typically work on moves to expose weaknesses while still being able to do me and play within our scheme. Any player who isn’t running to do the ball will stick out to me. 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• If I was to win the lotto, I would take a week or more to just think simply because I’ve never had that type of money before. I don’t plan on just wasting money because I have it. 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure in my opinion is when I became academically ineligible going into my sophomore season at the University of South Carolina. Having the chance to be a starter, I blew it being immature and not handling my part off the field. It was a slap in the face to my family, my team, my coaches, and myself. Being ineligible made me realize this game is precious and it can be taken away. With that being said it reshaped my mindset, I learned from it and I now plan to still accomplish my goals. 

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What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• They probably would say I’m an all around guy and player. I think they would say I am really talented with a dog mindset and toughness. I think they would stress how hard I work and how much I Truly love the game. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I Have a lot and I mean a lot but I would have to say Dac Wilson is our starting center.  

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• I have a few, KJ at home, KB, and 2.

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• My degree is in liberal arts. To be honest I don’t think about not making it as a player. I feel like I am that 1%, BUT if it doesn’t work out I plan to still be around the game and coaching college football one day. 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• I think the coolest moment just recently passed, winning the 2019 celebration bowl. I say this because I am obsessed with winning but not only did we win, it was in my hometown so my entire family was there, what a moment. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Anthony Hamilton – Comin from where i’m from 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Denzel Washington.

Who is your favorite football team? 

• I grew up a Falcons fan,but as of now whoever takes the chance on getting me.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• “Beware of Dogs”

What is your biggest fear? 

• My biggest fear is being a use to be. 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Nick Chubb.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I wake up 2 hours before the wake up call to do some curls and to walk and clear my mind. I then go through all the meetings and stuff with the team. After all is done I take a nap for a little while depending on the game time. Once we get on the bus and are headed to the game I don’t say anything until it’s time to play. 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• To be honest I don’t have many hobbies. One of my hobbies is running because it keeps my mind clear. 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Desean Jackson in his prime 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My father, he keeps me level headed. He was a pro himself for 10 plus years so he has handed me what it takes. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• Wanting to be the best, And my love and passion for the game. I respect the game.

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