Bond: 'I Just Wish I Was There'

Ahoskie (NC) Hertford star LaMarcus Bond wasn't able to enroll at NC State this fall, but he still intends on playing for the Wolfpack.

"I've been to all the home games at State," LaMarcus Bond told Pack Pride. "They were big games, especially the Boston College game. I liked that one. The fans were crazy."

Bond pointed out that he was impressed with NC State's new starting quarterback, Daniel Evans, and how balanced the Wolfpack offense has looked.

"I think the new quarterback at State looks good," he said. "He made big plays in the game.

"They are spreading the ball out and teams don't know if they are going to run and pass. They are doing a good job at that."

Joining Bond in Raleigh this past weekend was ex-teammate Tydreke Powell. Powell, a four-star defensive tackle, is considering a host of schools and NC State remains in the mix.

"Tydreke said he likes it up there at State," said Bond. "I'm still trying to get him up there with me."

Bond had planned on enrolling in the fall, but problems with his transcripts ultimately delayed his enrollment. He now says that the situation has been resolved, and he is academically qualified. Because it is so late in the academic year, Bond has to wait until January before he can join the Wolfpack.

"I'm qualified now," he said. "Everything is cleared up with all of that stuff. I think I could help State out a lot. I just wish I was there. They had already put me down on the roster and everything."

Last season Bond was one of the state's top football players, as he was rated a three-star prospect by and tabbed the No. 11 player in the state by SuperPrep.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete was a dominating force on both sides of the ball as well as on special teams. From his cornerback position, Bond picked off nine passes returning three for touchdowns. On offense, where he plays slotback, Bond scored 16 rushing and two receiving touchdowns. He adds five punt return touchdowns and two kick return scores, as he finished the year with 28 total touchdowns.

Because of his size and athletic ability, Bond could play cornerback or wide receiver, and the plan is for him to play offense when he arrives at NC State.

"I'm going to play offense because they say they want the ball in my hands."

"They are looking at me as a slot receiver, punt returner and kick returner," said Bond. "I'm going to play offense because they say they want the ball in my hands."

Bond remains in contact with the NC State coaching staff.

"I talk to coach Dixon and coach Cignetti. I talk to them a lot during the week whenever I can."

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

While he is firm in his commitment, the talented prospect stated a few local programs continue to pursue him.

"East Carolina, they called, and [North] Carolina's been calling sometimes," said Bond. "I'm still solid to NC State. That's where I'm going."

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

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