Bonney talks TCU, Nike Camp

John Bonney is one of the top safeties in the nation, and he was one of numerous high end secondary prospects at Sunday's Nike Camp. Bonney talks about his recruitment and how he performed at Sunday's camp.

John Bonney of Lamar High School in Houston holds over 20 Division 1 offers. Scout.com ranks him as one of the top 20 safeties in the nation and ranks him as a four star recruit.

In most states, Bonney would be one of the top players and perhaps the best secondary prospect, but at the Nike Camp Sunday in Allen, Texas, Bonney was just one of a host of elite secondary prospects to show off their skills.

Alongside Tony Brown, Jamal Adams, Edward Paris and others, Bonney helped show why this year is one of the best secondary classes in Texas prep history.

At the camp Bonney showed quick feet and a strong upper-body that helped him to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage. Bonney was impressive in one on one drills as he allowed just one completion out of numerous reps.

"I felt like I did real well in drills, and one on ones, and 7 on 7," Bonney said. "It was good to come out here and get exposure, and I enjoyed it a lot."

"To see where you are compared to the best guys in the nation are what these days are for. It is pretty neat to get that opportunity."

Bonney led his Lamar High School team to a state championship during his junior season, and colleges have taken notice.

Bonney has attended camps at Alabama, Baylor, and LSU, but he says his recruitment still remains open.

"I have over 20 offers, and each of those schools have been keeping in contact with me," Bonney said. "I've been in contact with schools like Texas, Baylor, Stanford, UCLA, Auburn, LSU, and there are more schools than that, but it's been schools all over the nation."

As for TCU, Bonney said he will look to visit Fort Worth to get another look at the Frogs in the near future.

"TCU--I have heard a lot from them. I was going to go up for their junior day, but my mom was sick, so I couldn't make it. I am looking forward to get up there," the 6'1 safety said.

"We might try to get up to the campus and see everything. I went to a game this year against Iowa State. I got a chance to see them and see how they play."

Bonney is being recruited to TCU most heavily by cornerbacks coach Clay Jennings who has connections in the Houston area where Bonney resides.

"Coach Jennings is a really good guy, and he has been around the Houston area."

Known for developing defensive players and playing strong defense, TCU is still in play for Bonney because how he will develop and fit at a school is key in his recruitment.

"Definitely the scheme and where I will fit in as a player. I want to get in the best scheme, and develop my talents," Bonney said in response to what he will consider most before making his decision. "Academics definitely play a big part in my family and will factor into my decision."


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