Speedy Athlete Holds VT Offer

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Of LaMarcus Bond’s 30 touchdowns last season, the one that stands out the most to Hertford County (Ahoskie, NC) head coach Greg Watford occurred during the second round of the playoffs versus White Oak. According to Watford, “LaMarcus was surrounded by four White Oak players. He came to a complete stop, gave three quick jukes and then left all four grasping for air on his way to a 40-plus yard touchdown run.”

Bond is a threat to score on offense, defense and special teams. In fact, he scored from all three areas last season.

“LaMarcus scored 30 touchdowns last season – 18 rushing, four receiving, four punt returns, two kick-off returns, one interception return and one fumble return,” Watford said. “LaMarcus has lined up at quarterback, receiver, fullback, tailback, wingback and as a slot in our flex bone offense and has scored from all these positions.”

Bond admits “I don’t run over people (laughs),” but he doesn’t have to. He was timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 38-inch vertical leap at the Army All-American combine in San Antonio, Texas. He ran a 4.19 shuttle at the Nike combine in Blacksburg just a few weeks ago.

Fast, quick, and elusive, Bond “is extremely explosive,” Watford said. “He can score from anywhere on the field. He would like to play receiver [in college], but is capable of being a great cover guy or a running back.”

Currently with eight scholarship offers, Bond says he is being recruited primarily as a receiver on the next level which, as his coach notes, is the position he wants to play.

“N.C. State, Virginia Tech, UVa, Michigan State, ECU, Clemson, Duke, Maryland and that’s about all I can think of,” Bond replied when asked which schools had offered.

Before he started receiving scholarship offers, Bond’s favorite school was Miami. The Hurricanes have shown interest but have not yet extended an offer.

“I’m staying open right now,” Bond said. “I’ll probably make my decision during the season. I am going to take some official visits. I’m still deciding which schools I want to visit.”

Of the schools that have offered, Bond has only visited two.

“ECU and Virginia Tech are the only two I’ve been to,” Bond said. “I went to Virginia Tech on the 24th of April [for the Nike camp]. I stayed an extra night up there. I enjoyed it even though it was just cold.”

Virginia Tech recently stopped by Hertford High and invited Bond up for a recruiting day