What may concern you: Bond wasn't heavily recruited out of high school, and he wasn't heavily recruited out of Junior College this season. Premier pass rushers are hard to find, granted, but none of the big time programs who recruit California offered him. This is clearly an evaluation test for the Miami coaches. Bond's only played at a high level for one season. You always like to have Juco transfers start in January so they can go through spring football with the team. Since Bond won't graduate until May, that eliminates him from being here for several months leading up to the start of the season.
Bottom Line: The Hurricanes brought in 4-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad for a visit last weekend as well. He's expected to choose Notre Dame, however. Another key target here is 4-star Tim Williams from the state of Louisiana. Florida State seems to be in the driver's seat there, however. Bond is a kid Miami clearly wanted, despite still being in the mix for some of those high profile high school players. He fills an immediate need, and the hope is that he'll be able to come in and provide a spark as a pass rusher since that's something the Canes desperately needed in 2012, and didn't get from their current group.