Pack Leads For In-State Speedster

Ahoskie (NC) Hertford County star LaMarcus Bond already has six offers. Could the NC State Wolfpack be the next to join the mix?

"Coach said NC State was real interested and they are suppose to come by on Friday," LaMarcus Bond told Pack Pride. "Virginia's suppose to come by on Tuesday and some other schools are coming in too."

Bond, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete who can play several positions, already has offers from Clemson, Maryland, Duke, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Michigan State with programs like Tennessee, NC State, and Miami showing interest.

Last season Bond played slotback – a hybrid tailback/receiver position in the flexbone offense – for Hertfort County. The position highlighted his ability as a runner and a receiver allowing Bond to rush for 922 yards and 18 touchdowns on 100 rushes, and catch 16 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 6 more touchdowns on special teams. Bond's statistics helped lead Hertford County to a 9-6 record as he earned all-conference and all-state honors. He was also named Conference player of the year.

Most schools, including NC State, are recruiting him to play wide receiver. What does he like about the Wolfpack?

"They have a good academic program and good athletics," Bond said. "I went there for the Miami game, and it was real good. I would like to play in a game like that. It was exciting."

It appears that if NC State offers the versatile athlete, they would be in great shape as currently the Wolfpack currently leads for his services.

"I want to stay close to home, and [NC State is] my leader," Bond said. "I could see myself playing there."

Bond Quotable: "I just like to make plays. Colleges are recruiting me at wide receiver, and that's where I want to play. I want the ball in my hands."

Coach's Comment: "He can do just about anything. He's very dangerous when he gets the ball in his hands, he catches really well, he's an excellent return guy, but his open field running ability might be the best that I've ever seen. He's very elusive, and has great change of direction." -- Hertford County Head Coach Greg Watford

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