Bond: 'I Am Qualified'

On Friday Ahoskie (NC) Hertford County star LaMarcus Bond received the good news. He is now fully qualified to attend North Carolina State. Slated to play wide receiver and special teams, the dynamic in-state talent has a chance to impact early for the Wolfpack.

On Friday Ahoskie (NC) Hertford County star LaMarcus Bond received the good news. He is now fully qualified to attend North Carolina State. Slated to play wide receiver and special teams, the dynamic in-state talent has a chance to impact early for the Wolfpack.

"Yes sir, I am qualified," Bond told Pack Pride. "I got my grades on Friday from school, and they told me it was what I needed it to be.

"[Other schools] were not really talking to me. I was happy about it because I didn't want to go to Hargrave. I was really happy about that. I've heard about that military school."

Bond stated that he spoke with NC State recruiting coordinator Curt Cignetti Sunday evening who also confirmed that he had qualified.

"Coach Cignetti called me a few minutes ago," said Bond. "He was happy too. He said congratulations, and he asked me if I was coming up for the second session of summer school or not. I told him it didn't matter to me. I'm not sure yet which day I'll be going there."

A versatile athlete, Bond was one of the premier prospects in the state of North Carolina. As a senior, he was a dominant force on both sides of the ball as well as on special teams. At cornerback, Bond intercepted nine passes, returning three for touchdowns. On offense, where he plays slotback, he scored 16 rushing and two receiving touchdowns. He also added five punt return touchdowns and two kick return scores.

What position will he play for the Wolfpack?

"I'm going to play wide receiver and punt returner/kick returner," said Bond. "They also said on third down I might get to play some nickel back.

"I'm not going in there to redshirt. I plan on playing."

Bond originally inked with the Wolfpack over offers from Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Michigan State, North Carolina, and Clemson among others.


Strengths: Bond's a playmaker, it's that simple. Get the ball in his hands, and he will make plays. He lined up at running back, slot back, kick returner, and cornerback for Hertford County and his explosiveness allowed him to excel at every position. He's shifty, quick and has a tremendous burst that can set him apart from other players. His ability to cut on a dime and change directions is probably the best in the state.

He projects as a slot receiver on the next level and his skill set is comparable to Wolfpack wide receiver Tramain Hall and former Miami Hurricane Roscoe Parrish. Some say he would be a terrific college corner, but Bond is too good with the ball in his hands to not play offense.

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

#6 LaMarcus Bond - Quarterback/Tailback

#6 LaMarcus Bond - Slotback

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Jr. Film: #6 LaMarcus Bond

Jr. Film: #6 LaMarcus Bond


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