Caleb Bonner commits to the Red Wolves

Caleb Bonner on his commitment to the Red Wolves

New Arkansas State commit Caleb Bonner made more than a school transfer this season he made a position one of sorts.

After starting school at Tuscaloosa County, Bonner (6-1 1/2, 196) moved to Reform, Ala., and the Pickens County Tornadoes for his senior season.

While playing safety and cornerback for the Class 6A school, Bonner added running back when he moved to the Class 1A school.

“I kind of like it,’’ he said. “I get to score touchdowns.”

In his last contest he scored 6 for the Tornadoes, who are undefeated in region play and looking for a 12th straight trip to the state playoffs.

He committed to Arkansas State on Monday, but considering pulling the trigger on Friday when Red Wolves assistant Norvell McKenzie.

“I had planned on committing before the game but that did not work out,’’ said Bonner, who went out and ran for 198 yards on 12 carries with the six scores.

“I wound up waiting until today but I have no doubt Arkansas State is the place for me to be. I just loved my visit up there.”

Bonner said he also considered Troy, Wake Forest and Tulane. The Red Wolves want him to play safety, he said.

“When I went up there everything was just right,’’ he said. “I loved the facilities; the coaches were cool.”

He visited on Sept. 16.

Reform is a little more than 4 hours from Jonesboro and Bonner said he had no idea about the Red Wolves’ history of going into Alabama and signing players.

“The coaches did not tell me that, but it’s cool,’’ he said.

Bonner fits in the closing plans of the coaching staff, which looks to add mostly defensive backs to complete the class.


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