Bond planning trips

It comes as a little bit of a shock to some to hear that Devante Bond is a name that you will hear about this year. The standout from Rocklin (Calif.) Sierra failed to qualify and is going through the process again.

Devante Bond was a 2013 signee for Miami, but failed to qualify. Bond is still at Rockin (Calif.) Sierra, but isn't on the football field. The standout linebacker/defensive end says that he's going to be ready to transfer at mid-year.

"I am not playing this year," Bond said. "I am just working out and taking classes. I committed to Miami last year, but didn't qualify. I will be ready to go in January and this is my redshirt. I will be a two for two when I get out."

Bond is set to take a couple of official visits over the coming weeks. The 6-foot-2.5 and 230-pound Bond says that he's set to see one Big 12 team and a Big Ten team as of right now.

"I am going to take some trips pretty quick. I am going to take an official visit to Oklahoma on October 4. I am also going to go and visit Nebraska on November 1. I took an official visit to Miami last year, but I think that I can take all five again this year."

The Huskers have been targeting some hybrid types in the 2014 class and you can add Bond to that list. The Nebraska staff says that they can see him playing on the line rushing off the edge or dropping back into space. Bond is comfortable with that.

"I am a hybrid guy and that is what Nebraska says they see me as. They said that they think I am a player that can go out there and play in a number of different packages for them. I have been talking the most with John Papuchis and Rick Kaczenski."

It's a bit of an interesting dynamic for Nebraska and Bond this year. The Huskers were giving chase up to when Bond committed to Miami. Now Nebraska is in pursuit again and Bond sees that as a plus for the Huskers.

"Things are going good between me and Nebraska. One of the big reasons why is because they recruited me last year up to when I committed to Miami. That has been a plus to get recruited by Nebraska again."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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