When Jay Banks Jr. entered the transfer portal, he had several teams that he was taking a look at, but he saw an opportunity in Starkville playing for Mike Leach’s air raid system. Banks played his high school football at Olive Branch High School. Banks has shown that he has the talent to be an impact player in the right system, and he is looking to have that opportunity with the Bulldogs.
Mike Leach likes to use a number of wide receivers for his air raid offense. Jay Banks Jr. gives the Bulldogs a red zone threat. Banks has the athletic ability to go up and high point the football. Banks Jr. showed that he can turn a short pass into a big gain when he was Pearl River Community College. The air raid system does a great job of being able to showcase the skill position players and giving players an opportunity to make plays.
Mississippi State fans have a reason to be excited with plenty of talent returning for the 2020 season on the offensive side of the ball. K.J. Costello getting a shot to play the quarterback position is something that wide receivers and the Mississippi State fans are looking forward to seeing. The Mississippi State receiving corps will be a deep position, but Banks Jr. has an opportunity to earn some time on the field. The Bulldogs have the talent on offense to light up the SEC, the question is will the defense get the stops needed to win the games. Only time will tell.