The 2006 North Carolina East-West All-Star game will be held on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 at 8:00 pm at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro. Bond is slated to play wide receiver for the East squad that will be coached by Greenville Rose head coach Greg Thomas. Other notable talents expected to play for the East team include Aleric Mullins (UNC) and Javon Brumsey (ECU).
"After that I'm going to go ahead up to State," Bond told Pack Pride. "I'll just start working out with the guys and get used to college life. I'm excited about getting there to start working for the season."
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.
Where does he expect to make his biggest contributions this fall?
"I think I'm going to get a lot of time on special teams," said Bond. "I can do a lot of things and the coaching staff told me I would get playing time there. They recruited me as a slot receiver, and I'm going to try to get on the depth chart there too. I think I can bring some speed to the position and help the passing game improve."
Tabbed a three-star prospect by Scout.com, Bond originally inked with the Wolfpack over offers from Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Michigan State, North Carolina, and Clemson among others.
What does he think the keys to 2006 are for the Wolfpack?
"If we're going to be successful this year we're going to have to move the ball," he said. "The passing game has to improve. We're going to play good defense and run it, but we have to be able to pass it to keep the defense off balance."
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 - Slotback
#6 LaMarcus Bond - Cornerback
Jr. Film: #6 LaMarcus Bond
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