Windsor (NC) Bertie OT Travis Bond knows he is a wanted man. A few months ago he was waiting for the scholarship train to leave the station. Now his offer list is steaming toward double figures, and those suitors continue to turn up the heat.
"All of them are recruiting me really hard," Bond said. "There's no doubt about it."
All of Bond's suitors have been angling to get him on campus. He has already camped at the in-state schools this summer. A few of the other programs, including Michigan, will have to wait until the fall for him to visit them officially.
Destination number five is still up in the air. While those visit plans are positive signs for the schools list, Bond cautions that that itinerary doesn't their standing as his favorites.
"I don't have a top five," he reported. "I don't have a favorite. I'm just loving (recruiting). I might as well enjoy it while it's here."
Bond insists distance from home will not be a factor, but admits that the in-state programs have the familiarity factor on their side.
"They've got a good chance," Bond said regarding North Carolina and North Carolina State. "I like Carolina a lot. I like all of the schools really. Michigan is up there. There's no doubt about it. But there are really no main schools. Everybody is in there. It will be narrowed down, but probably not in the summer though. It will probably after I leave Michigan... after my official visits."
When decision day comes, the school left standing will have met some very specific criteria.
"It will be which school makes me feel at home," Bond explained. "Which one feels the best for me in helping me get an education? Which school is real with me?"