Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bond...Devante Bond

Photo courtesy of rivals.com
 He's not shaken or stirred, or a guy that will bust out a golden gun.

No, this Bond is all about wreaking a different kind of havoc on the football field at Sierra College.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Devante Bond has been a demon in both a three-point stance or when he doesn't place his hand on the turf to get set. The versatile defensive linemen and outside linebacker is a threat to record two sacks a game - because he has four games where he reaches that sack total.

He's got a freakish explosion off the line and a rugged tackling ability. His speed off the edge makes it hard for opposing offensive tackles to adjust their hips and pad level right away. He's gotten the attention of three Mountain West schools and one from the PAC-12 on the recruiting front.

His versatility is perfect for an exotic 3-4 defense looking for a pass rush. Even 4-3 looks can use him versus up-tempo, pass-first offenses. He does get caught over-pursuing, and sometimes stretches out his hand like he's trying to arm tackle.

He's a hustle player, though, who won't give up on a play. His size, versatility, pass-rushing skills and instincts makes him one of the more highly coveted junior college linebackers in California. His speed and hustle should make a defense at the four-year level want him. He's one of the easiest players to spot on the field when you watch a Sierra game, because he's usually one of the first defenders right in front of a ball carrier.

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