What if Texas A&M Football WR Shadrach Banks was getting playing time?
We didn’t see Shadrach Banks in the spring game — at least not in a noticeable capacity. The freshman wide receiver was on campus but wasn’t a key part of the offense. This could mean that he wasn’t receiving playing time, but it’s much more likely that he had already made up his mind about the transfer at that point.
So this leads to the primary question — if Banks was receiving playing time, why did he transfer out of College Station?
At this point, there’s no way to know what actually went down with Banks. We can only jump to conclusions. That said, it may be safe to assume that there’s more to the story than just a simple lack of playing time.
It could be anything that has caused players to mysteriously transfer in the past. Off-the-field issues, grades, or just a general feeling of discomfort with the staff.
Unfortunately, he’ll likely be gone before his career even began with the aggies. More fortunately, the Aggies do have a handful of talent waiting to step into a role that would have been filled by Banks. We won’t be able to see the former 4-star wideout play in the Maroon and White, but it’s not time to sound the alarms.