NC State just offered ATH Lamarcus Bond from Hertford County High School in Ahoskie, NC last month and for good reason. He is one of the state's top playmakers in 2004, having rushed for 922 yards and 18 touchdowns while hauling in 16 passes for 394 yards and an additional five scores.
At 5-10, 175 pounds and boasting 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Bond is a player that you simply put the ball in his hands and let him put his amazing athletic ability to work. He has the impressive ability to stop and start to avoid defenders and tremendous cutting ability in the open field.
When the Wolfpack offered, many thought that a commit to NC State may have been imminent. While the Pack is certainly in good shape, Bond says he's still in the process of evaluating a future college. He recently updated us on his recruiting.
"So far, I've got offers from NC State, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Clemson and East Carolina," he said. "I don't have any plans set yet for camps but I know I'll be going to some."
"State is still one of my top picks. Their facilities are nice and I like their coaching staff. Manny Diaz is recruiting me and he's a cool guy. Right now, my top schools are NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. I don't really have a number one, though, because I'm still looking."
Bond is likely to be a top ten caliber player when in-state rankings are released later this year which will make him a major item of concern for Wolfpack fans throughout the 2005 season. As far as when he'll settle on a future college destination, Bond says he's in no rush to make a decision just yet.
"I don't have a timetable for making a decision," he said. "I'm just going to see how everything goes."
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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