June 12, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh during 49ers minicamp at San Francisco 49ers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
Brian Banks continues his attempt to come back to the game of football and make his NFL dreams come true after a wrongful incarceration for a rape he never committed. He spent 62 months in jail, so it's natural for Banks to still need significant time to adjust. Yet it's also clear that he's impressing those who are watching.
Even though Banks has already worked out for some franchises and moved on to others, it doesn't mean that Banks won't sign with them. Pete Carroll spoke highly of Banks yesterday, and it's clear the linebacker is still on the team's radar.
"He exceeded my expectations," Carroll said. "He looked much more comfortable than I thought he would. He's not in good shape yet and he's a ways from that, but I was really surprised that he fit in as well as he did."
Banks told Peter King that the whirlwind trip is overwhelming but that he's quite taken by the whole thing.
"I went from going to sleep with a GPS tracking device on my ankle one day, to flying around to NFL facilities just days later,'' Banks said. "It's a lot to take in. Amazing. Huge. HUGE. It's like winning the Super Bowl and going to Disney World -- times 10. That's what's happened to my life.''
More news about where Banks might actually land will come out later this week as the 49ers finish their mini-camp.