The Opening: Bonney Update

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The talented 4-star defensive back from Texas, John Bonney, talked recruiting with Scout.com at The Opening…

John Bonney, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back from Houston (Texas) Lamar High relished his experience at The Opening.

"Just getting the invitation was really a high point for me," Bonney exclaimed. "I have watched it on TV and that was one of my goals in high school to be able to come out here and compete against the best in the country."

He has hauled in an enormous amount of offers and is ready to go ahead and sort it all out and will have a decision in the coming weeks.

"After this (The Opening) I am going to sit down with my parents and we are going to narrow it down," Boney reported. "I want to commit before my season starts."

"I might end up cutting it down (to a final list of schools), or it might not end up like that because of how short of a time now before I commit.

"I can't visit everywhere," Bonney continued.

"We just want to sit down and go over the pros and cons about the coaches and how I feel I fit in with the people."

He has been visiting schools throughout the process and I guess you could then by default consider them the favorites heading in to a preseason finale.

"Since we came up here I went to Stanford, Cal and UCLA," said the Scout.com 4-star safety who also took in unofficial visits or junior days at LSU, Texas, and Baylor.

"With all the satellite camps they have now I also was able to spend time with Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, so I have been able to spend time at all of those.

When it comes down to it he will be looking at a number of variables when making a decision, and wants a strong relationship with the coaching staff.

"Academics is going to be the most important variable and also for me the people who I think can help me the most and who are the realest out of all the coaches," Bonney reported.

It's easy to assume that a school close to home that he has visited and has offered like a Baylor or a Texas would be a possible favorite, but he says that he would not hesitate to leave the state if that is perfect atmosphere.

"For me it's about finding the right fit," Bonney informed. "If that is far away from home then I will not have a problem at all and going ahead and leaving."


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