DE to UM: My heart was there

Junior College defensive end Devante Bond committed to Miami tonight. Read on for more.

Devante Bond played high school football in California and was forced to spend his first two collegiate seasons at the Junior College level.

As a sophomore at Sierra JC this season, Bond emerged as a major college prospect. He became one of the premier pass rushers in the Juco ranks, and finished the season with 77 tackles, 26 for loss, and 17 sacks.

That season was a big reason why Bond (6-3/230) started getting recruited nationally. Miami was one of the schools that started recruiting him during the later part of the season. The Canes offered about a month ago, he took an official visit to the school last weekend, Al Golden visited his home on Thursday, and on Friday Bond publicly committed to the Hurricanes.

"I committed to Miami," Bond said. "Coach Golden and Coach Franklin came by (Thursday). I enjoyed my visit a lot. It was just the place I wanted to be, and my heart was there with them."

Bond, who will graduate in May, is expected to have three years to play two. The standout defensive end chose the Hurricanes over offers from schools like Syracuse, Fresno State, and West Virginia.

Bond becomes Miami's first defensive end commitment for the Class of 2013.


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