Banks Merkl


Banks Merkl

5' 11"
Offensive Guard
Wesleyan School
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Football has always been a big part of my life. I have loved playing offensive and defensive line since I was 6 years old. The game has allowed me to form relationships with others, while developing strong leadership abilities. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to be considered to further advance my skills at the collegiate level.  

I am a self-motivated and driven athlete from Johns Creek, Ga. I have attended the Wesleyan School since 6th grade and have been very active in the community. Faith continues to be a very vital part of my journey. Thus, during my sophomore year, I saw the need to start and organize a weekly football bible study with my fellow Wesleyan teammates. Recently, I started the 310 Malachi Project. The mission of the project is to establish farms in Tanzania to do my part in helping feed the 1.3 million orphans. I am blessed to announce that I have been fortunate enough to have raised $180,000 of the $300,000 goal for the year of 2020.  

In the future, I desire to attend a college that pushes me to my greatest potential. I am open to all options, regarding location and size, and look forward to finding my new home. What sets me apart from other athletes is that I am goal-oriented, have strong leadership skills, and am passionate about my academic studies. 


  • 40 yd dash – 4.9
  • 5-10-5 Shuttle – 4.39
  • Bench Press – 325
  • Squat – 575
  • Leg Press – 1100



  • Team Player of the week
  • Gwinnett County Offensive Honor Roll
  • 2019 State Championship Game
  • Overall 93% Blocking Grade
  • Varsity Player 2017-2020



  • Christmas for Kids Charity – President
    • For the past 5 years I have organized an annual Christmas event and raised over $75,000 to help PawKids and Promise686 meet the needs of underprivileged children.
  • Weekly Football Bible Study – Founder
    • During the summer of my sophomore year (2018), I started a weekly bible study for my teammates.  The group is still going strong and meeting weekly today.
  • 310 Malachi Project – President
    • In 2019, I decided to establish farms in Tanzania to help feed the 1.3 million orphans.  I helped raise $180,000 of our $300,000 fundraising goal. Currently we have crops planted and are scheduled to dig our first well in Africa this year, 2020.
  • Women’s Co-Op – Deliver full Thanksgiving meals to underprivileged families.
  • Atlanta Mission – Feed the Hungry – lead team to help feed the hungry.
  • Serve Georgia Young Men’s League – help serve the local community thru various projects.
  • First Baptist Atlanta – Active Member