Recruiting kicks into gear for Bond

Because he lives in the southwestern corner of the state, Skyview's (Vancouver, Wa.) Isaac Bond is still flying under the radar right now as far as recruiting is concerned. However, things have started to heat up for the hard-hitting linebacker and he's a player that is definitely high on the Husky list right now.

"I went up to Seattle and visited Washington for their junior day," Bond told "I loved it. I went up there with my mom and dad and my teammate Micah Lape. We really enjoyed ourselves.

"I went to the defensive meeting, where I talked to coach (Chris) Tormey and he talked about what he wants out of his linebackers and what your skills need to be. Physically I'm exactly what they were looking for, but I need to improve my forty time. I'm working on it but right now, it wasn't in the range he was looking for."

Bond goes 6-3, 240 right now and runs a 4.85 forty. He said Tormey mentioned he liked his linebackers in the range of 4.7 in the forty at the same height and weight, so he knows he has his work cut out for him.

"I'm confident I can get down to what he wants," Bond said. "I'm sure most of the Pac 10 schools want about the same out of their linebackers so I need to work on it to be more appealing to them."

Even though his forty-time may be lacking a bit, his performance on the field has been outstanding.

Bond was named first team 4A All-Greater St. Helens League as a sophomore posting 65 tackles (41 solo), 6 tackles for loss, one interception and two fumble recoveries.

As a junior he was first team all-region, first team all-league and an honorable mention on the 4A all-state team.

"As a junior I had a pretty good season," Bond said. "I had 83 tackles (68 solo), 10 tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery. My plan is to do even better this season for myself and my team."

Bond was recently invited to the NIKE camp being held at the University of Oregon on June 6th and also plans to attend the Washington and Oregon camps during the summer. He is camping with his team at Central Washington University during Oregon State's camp so he won't be able to work out for the Beaver coaches at their camp.

Bond is open to everyone and is well on his way to qualifying and plans on taking the SAT this spring.

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