Huskers set to host Bond

Nebraska has a 2:30 start time this weekend when they kickoff against Northwestern. This will allow Nebraska to bring in some official visitors including this special, junior college hybrid linebacker/defensive end.

Devante Bond is a man without a team, but not without a school. The 6-foot-2.5 and 230-pound athlete is sitting out this season after missing academically this past year. Bond is working out getting ready to transfer in the spring.

"Things are going good," Bond said. "School is good, I am not playing ball, so I am training full-time. My body feels good.

"I have gotten bigger. I have gotten stronger. I am working on my speed. I have been working on dropping back into coverage and getting versatile."

Bond had Nebraska in his list of favorites last year until the very end. He didn't visit Lincoln last year, but he will take an official visit to see Nebraska this coming weekend.

"I leave Friday morning at 10:00 AM. I want to meet some of the players. I have been talking a lot with Coach Rick Kaczenski and I feel like I know him.

"I know the coaches and I really want to get to know the players. I also want to speak with the academic counselors and I also want to see if I can be comfortable there."

The Nebraska staff is definitely putting a bit of a press on Bond. He says that he typically talks to two of the Nebraska coaches, but this past Friday spoke with a third. They shared their plan for him with him.

"I spoke with a lot the Nebraska coaches on Friday actually," Bond said. "I spoke with Coach Bo Pelini, Coach John Papuchis and Coach K. I talk with Coach K and J.P. a lot.

"That was my first time to talk with Coach Bo. We had a good conversation. The defensive staff likes me as a hybrid. They said they really want to shake it up and put me on the field opposite Randy Gregory."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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