Juco DE excited for Miami visit

This Junior College defensive end prospect is set to visit Miami this weekend. Read on to see what he's saying about the Canes, the recruiting process, and more.

The University of Miami was one of the worst teams in college football this season in terms of being able to put pressure on the opposing quarterback. Because of that, signing a difference maker at he defensive end position is a must.

Devante Bond emerged as one of the premier pass rushers in all of Junior College football this past season and that's a big reason why the Canes are actively recruiting him. He talked about the season he just had.

"As a team I feel like we should have won more games we went 5-5," Bond said. "Personally I had 77 tackles, 26 for loss, 17 sacks, and three forced fumbles."

Bond, 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, talked about the latest with the recruiting process.

"A lot of schools are talking to me lately," he said. "Miami, Fresno State, Houston, West Virginia, and Syracuse are a few of the most consistent ones."

Bond talked about his visit schedule.

"I was going to visit West Virginia last weekend but it got changed so now I'm going on December 14th. I'm also visiting Miami this weekend. I don't have any favorites right now, my options are really wide open until I see some of these schools on visits."

Three of those schools on his list have already been by to visit with him.

"Miami, Fresno and Syracuse all came in for home visits. They all went real good. It's easier to talk face to face rather than phone so I enjoyed them."

Bond says the Canes offered him a scholarship a couple weeks ago, and he's developing a good relationship with what could be his future position coach.

"Coach Franklin came by to see me," he said. "I liked him a lot. He told us about the program what they have planned for me and about the area."

Finally, Bond talked about what he'll be looking for when choosing a school.

"Being a JUCO guy I'm trying to get in somewhere and play early, I also want to be comfortable with the coaches and team. Also, academics play a big factor when I choose a school."

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